Villager beset by three bears

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 13:50 PM.

“It’s Christmas Eve and they want to be with their family too,” Crum said the woman replied.

“I’d like to be home with my family instead of being trapped here by two bears at my front door and one at my back,” Crum said.

Crum said the FWC dispatcher told her to get a pan and bang it to frighten the bears on her front porch away. She said she was banging the pan while still on the phone to FWC but the bears didn’t retreat.

Crum said she then told the dispatcher she was going to call a local television station about the situation.

After she did so, and the story was aired, Crum said FWC officers arrived the next day and set up an electric fence around the small shed where she stores her garbage until the regular Monday trash pick-up.

Crum said the fence didn’t work and the bears tore the door open again the day after Christmas.

She said she has since learned that Ricky Banks of Eastpoint, a wildlife control technician, was on call on Christmas Eve and had dealt with another bear problem earlier that day.

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