Woke up last night from my dog barking on my back deck. I grab a flashlight and there's a black bear looking back at me with one of my 10 wk old buffs in it's mouth. I yelled and threw a lacrosse ball at it (actually hit it). The S.O.B. just turned and walked away. The bear pulled the side door open on the A frame tractor and grabbed the bird. I nailed the side panel shut so the bear can't get back in. I ordered a 8 X 16 dog pen today that my birds will be relocated into on wednesday. I have several guns, but I live in a residential area and the sound of my .357 going off would sound like a cannon at 2am., and a .22 would only wound the bear at most. Nobody wants and injured angry bear roaming the neighborhood. My daughter said the bear was back at 10am but she scared the bear off by yelling and throwing something off the deck. p.s. my forum name refers to my alma mater UCLA, not my love for bears!