Discussion in 'General Chatter & Off Topic' started by Oppie, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    This attack place about a hour south of me in Lycoming county and has been in the national news cycle the last day or two. What they are leaving out of the story is about the deer parts from the rifle season were very close by. She let her dog outside then when she went to retrieve her dog the black bear attacked her. Messed her up really bad and dragged her 80 yds before dropping her, shes in critical condition.
    PGC has live traps out and plan to euthanize the bear.
  2. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    That,s sad to hear ,hope she recovers. Poor old bear just trying to survive an do what comes natural protecting there young. wrong place ,wrong time ,at least bears don,t attack ,rob ,kill you for a couple bucks ,like people do in these big cities. they don,t get that much attention or trapped ,euthanized to see what there problem was ,but should an leave the poor old bear alone JMO
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  3. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    I have to agree, just a bad situation for everyone involved.
  4. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    I remember when I went bear hunting years ago in my 20s ,we went past Algonquin park in Canada on our way to Cochran Ontario to bear hunt. everyone up there was talking about three people just killed by a bear an there body's were buried. they said the bear was shot coming back to feed on them. they say when a black bear comes after you ,you better fight for your life as they intend to kill you.

    If I lived in bear country like some of you ,being in the woods a lot I would carry some heat. the way my luck goes I would be the 1 in 20 million that a giant bar would decide to eat :eek::eek:
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  5. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Very sad, I too hope that she comes out of this OK.
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  6. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Very sad. That's not far from where I used to hunt at a camp. Prayers that she recovers.
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  7. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Yes, Lycoming county is the best place to hunt bear in Pa. I used to hunt bears near Waterville, nothing but mountain laurel on top of that mountain.
    PGC officers seem to think the bear had cubs with her plus the deer parts played a big part in the attack but are being very careful what they say.

    I've only seen one bear this year while my wife has seen three and almost hit one crossing the road in front of her.
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  8. Oppie

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    Latest update from the PGC is they've decided not to euthanize any bear that they may capture due to the time passed now, they can't be sure it's the right bear is what they're saying.
    The poor women is still in critical condition.
  9. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    I feel sorry for her an hope she recovers. when your in the real world you better be prepared as things don,t always happen to others. I carry some kind of heat to protect my family most places we go . I don,t swim n water that has sharks in it either. Nohing like being prepared for anything.
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  10. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Thanks for the reminder, my Concealed carry permit has been ready to be picked up @ the sheriff's office for a week now :).
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  11. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Got to make sure if you have too bust a cap on someone ,you have your carry permit with you .that,s us,law an order all the time :rolleyes::p
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  12. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Latest update, the Lady has just come home from the hospital and told her story.

    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Two months after being attacked by a bear, a woman is now out of the hospital.
    Melinda Lebarron was in her backyard in Lycoming County when that bear mauled her back in December.

    "All of a sudden, she came out and around and then took me down, and that was it, and I thought, 'I'm done.'"
    Lebarron describes the evening of December 12 as a night she won't ever forget.
    She was in her backyard outside her home near Muncy to let her dog out. When she heard her dog growling and barking, she went to see what was wrong. That's when she saw a bear. She says the animal was on her before she could do anything.

    “And I saw her claw. She was on me that quick, and I was down on the ground. And that was it. I couldn't get away from her. I couldn't do anything. I just knew I was done,” said Lebarron.

    Lebarron goes on to recount the next terrifying moments as the bear hauled her 88 yards away from the house.

    “She took me right straight across the road, down over the bank and into the field I guess is where they found my clothes. My pants and stuff had come off,” said Lebarron.
    Lebarron says that was where the bear stopped.

    “She sat beside me, and I just laid there as still as could be, and I thought, well, either she has the intentions of picking me back up and dragging me further or she was going to let me lay there,” said Lebarron.

    The bear left and Lebarron was able to go back home and call for help.

    “This whole ear was completely gone. It was just hanging there,” said Lebarron.

    Now after two months in the hospital, she's recovering at home with her family and her dog, who is aptly named Bear.

    She even got released a week early, saying she missed her family, and it's clear from the large “welcome home” sign posted outside her house, they missed her.

    “Somebody saved me. Somebody's with me through all this. Who, I don't know who,” said Lebarron. “I do have a second chance on life. I shouldn't be here. That's the way I'm looking at it this.”

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission believes the bear had cubs with her since they found two cubs in the area during their search for the bear and believe that provoked the attack.

    The bear has not been put down as search teams did not find it.

    Video interview @
  13. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Glad to hear she,s recovering! could not imadgine what she went thru :eek:
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  14. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Yea, that's the stuff nightmares are made of.
  15. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    You got that right! :eek:
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