After being woken up at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Ken Mauldin fired his 40-caliber pistol at a massive creature after it came within five feet of the father of three.
“When I got out of bed, (my wife) Kelly started screaming, ‘There’s a bear in the house,’” he told KUSA-TV. “So, I grabbed a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun.”
Kelly Mauldin was originally awoken from her slumber after the family’s dogs began barking. She was standing at the couple’s bedroom door with the male black bear about ten feet away from her in the dining room before her husband took her place.
In low-testosterone places like California, when a bear breaks into your home, you just hide in a corner and film it as it wrecks the place.
A hungry bear caused some tense moments for a California family after getting inside their house and going through their freezer and pantry. pic.twitter.com/1FP8UREjNd
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But here we are talking about a Colorado homeowner named Ken Mauldin.
Okay, you already know that a guy named Ken Mauldin has the perfect name for dealing with rogue bears.
Mauldin then fired once and apparently hit the imposing animal, who then charged at him. So Mauldin fired away as the bear got as close as five feet away before it turned toward the stairs leading to the front door.
He emptied the entire magazine!
“I shot it as soon as I could shoot it. I shot it and then it charged me, and I kept shooting at it,” he told KUSA-TV. “It backed up and changed directions, busting through our banister railing and landing on the stairs, and then it slid down and wound up in a pile at the bottom of the stairs.”
Justin Pollock, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer for 21-years said:
“I deal with bears a lot and I’d say this was a big bear,” he said.
Photos from the giant bear below:
(Warning: One of the pics shows some blood)
There had been reports from neighbors of a bear going around the neighborhood at night, but authorities aren’t sure if this was the same bear. It’s worth noting that black bears hardly ever attack humans, but when they get into homes, all bets are off.
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