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Gov. Shumlin and the Four Bears

Governor Peter Shumlin

When the Governor filled the bird feeders in his rented Montpelier home’s back yard, he thought he was just feeding his feathered neighbors. Late Wednesday night he learned differently… and proved that he can run faster than the average bear.

Juvenile Black Bear

Governor Shumlin was in bed when he heard a commotion in the back yard. Looking out, he saw a mama and her two cubs (there turned out to be another bear out there, too) trying to bring down the birdfeeders. Our intrepid Governor ran out in his bare feet to attempt to scare the bears off… that is, until one of the adults charged at him.

Sprinting for the house, Shumlin made it to the back porch and inside with about three feet to spare.

So, does anyone have a pick-a-nick basket we can donate to his bears? I’d hate for them to catch him next time.




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2 Responses to Gov. Shumlin and the Four Bears

  1. adamas

    April 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Mama bear is NOT your friend! Especially if you start running toward her babies!

    • Pat Carbonell

      April 14, 2012 at 9:01 am

      I know that, and you know that, but apparently that little nugget of self-preservation was missing in action for Shumlin that night.