Florida Man Shoots Bear As It Breaks Into His House
A Florida man shot a 400-pound black bear the second time it broke into his house last week. Victor Peters of Lady Lake said that although shooting a bear in Florida is illegal, he did what he had to do.
"I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn't leave I had to shoot it," Peters said.
Wildlife officer Greg Workman of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation told Reuters that he will most likely hand the case to prosecutors by early next week for their consideration at the completion of his investigation.
"It sounds like he did what he could do to try to keep the bear from coming back," Workman said. "We're looking at all sides to make the best decision."
Peters called 911 on Tuesday evening after the bear smashed out the metal-framed windows on his glassed-in porch to get to the dog food he stored there. Wildlife officers told Peters to bring the dog food inside, which he did, but the bear returned the following night.
Fearing the bear would return, Peters had loaded his rifle just in case. He ended up shooting the bear in the head from a distance of 10 feet after the bear ignored his yells to "git" and kept approaching.
Do you think Peters did the right thing by shooting the bear?