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Close Encounter of the Bear Kind:
A tussle with Hobart Coomer Bear

About: Now is the time to remember famous bears Hobart

By Don Allen
Grandson of Vasco and Pearl Coomer

That bear (Hobart) came down a tree and grabbed me from behind once and started rolling me around (playing with me) after I had been watching it in a tree.
BR>My grandfather, Vasco Coomer, grabbed a stick and had to hit it while the owner yelled at it to let me go.

I got a couple of small cuts and got shots at the local doctor in Columbia but wasn't really hurt.

Everyone laughed about it afterwards and said my feet were moving like Fred Flinstone in the cartoon while I was trying to get away.

I have fond memories of that bear doing that and drinking orange soda pop.-Don Allen

This story was posted on 2010-09-06 06:51:06
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