WCAX reports that Vermont governor Peter Shumlin was chased by 4 bears in his back yard. The bears were feasting on his bird feeders Wednesday night, and it seems the governor interrupted their midnight snack.
Here’s the play-by-play:
“Shumlin says he ran out barefoot in an attempt to rescue his birdfeeders.
He says one of the bears charged him on the porch.
Shumlin told the Valley News editorial board Vermont ‘almost lost the governor.’
He says he was within ‘three feet of getting ‘arrrh.’”
The Burlington Free Press brings us further details:
“On the negative side, the governor said he wasn’t exactly dressed for an outdoor tangle with wildlife. ‘Real Vermont boys don’t wear pajamas,’ he said.”
At the end of March the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said it had received reports of black bears emerging from hibernation and looking for food. The department advised people to take down their bird feeders, secure garbage containers, and refrain from leaving food outside.
I must say, I chuckled a little when I read this. But I am very glad the governor is okay.