A shotgun blast shook up some Wakonda Road residents Saturday night after a bear was spotted close enough to a house to make the gunman nervous. He aimed at the beast and pulled the trigger. He says he thinks he hit it.
Last word from Sheriff’s Deputies who were called to the scene was that the bear took off into the woods on Seahawk right off Wakonda Road in south Waldport – just east of the air strip. The armed neighbor say he will investigate in the morning when there is enough light to ascertain the bear’s fate.
However common sense dictates that all residents in that area of Waldport should be cautious while moving about the area since wounded bears are often known to be in a very foul mood.