October 10, 1889 — Early last Sunday, in the neighborhood of Bixler’s Ferry, while several boys were going to their rabbit traps they were confronted by a large black bear near Mr. G.W. Sedwick’s, which at first showed signs of fight, but was finally routed and hotly pursued for many hours by a party of men and boys.
Bruin made good his escape to the Massanutton.
We also learned that he breakfasted on one of Mr. J.W. Deal’s shoats.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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