Police shoot, kill bear that wouldn’t leave chicken coop

Friday, June 08, 2018

Police shoot, kill bear in owner’s chicken coop

Authorities said police in Cornish shot and killed a bear that kept returning to a home to feed at the owner’s chicken coop.

Kevin Jordan, law enforcement chief for the state Fish and Game Department, told New Hampshire Public Radio the homeowner and several owners tried numerous tactics to scare the bear away. But that didn’t work; the bear came increasingly determined to get at the chickens.

Jordan said officers had no other option.

In New Hampshire, it’s legal for residents to kill bears that are destroying their property.

Associated Press