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[GA] Bear Stampedes Albany

The Schley County News Thursday May 18, 1905 Vol. XV No. 21

BEAR STAMPEDES ALBANY CITIZENS
A wild stampede of the residents of Sand Town, a western suburb of
Albany, occured Sunday morning about 10 o'clock, when an immense
black bear suddenly appeared in the principal street and gave vent to
a series of fierce growls. Primus Pitman, a negro, sallied forth with a big pistol and attacked the bruin. The first shot inflicted a slight flesh wound, and the bear immediately made a savage rush at Pitman, who fired the remaining shots from his revolver at close range, one of the balls entering the bear's brain when it was within a few feet of the negro.

One shot was fired at the bear by Sheriff Edwards, who was passing in
his buggy. The beast proved to be an unusually large one of its species, weighing about 250 pounds. It probably wandered from the Pocoson swamp three miles away.


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