Bear Hunters in the church yard!
Today at noon I was coming back from the church and the neighbour called me over to say that she had just seen a large black bear heading through the parking lot into the bush.
THen tonight the phone rings, bear is back. Wild animal control officer shows up and the bear just sits in the church yard and watches him walk up.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Bear is shot, dead now down by the river. It had previously been chased out of town a couple of times and the fact that it was around in the heat of the day and paid no attention to human presence were causes for concern.
I am pretty sure this wasn't covered in rural ministry discussions at seminary...
The odd thing is that even with their window (on the church side of the manse) wide open the girls never even stirred with 3 gunshots just across the parking lot.