Yup, I wrote that. This is why, a little before 7 A M the grandkids went out to take care of the chickens. They were gone a few minutes when all he!! broke loose. They started screaming and we heard dogs barking down the hill. My dog went nuts in the house as did the wife. Out the door in my pj's with my 30/06. The kids passed me headed to the house yelling bear, yet I heard dogs fighting. Half way down the hill I saw three pit bulls circleing a bear. More bear bacon. Once the bear was down the dogs just left. I have no idea who owns these dogs, for no one in the area will own a pit bull. If I find the owner I will buy his feed for these dogs, maybe even cook them a chicken dinner , make that a steak. When I gt back to the house, the kids told me they didn't see the bear until it was running at them. They have no idea where the dogs can from, but they caught the bear about 20 yards from them. When I shot the bear one dog had it's head, another had it's throat,and the third had it by the back end. All I can say is, had it not been for these dogs, I could have not got to the grandkids in time. Until I am able to check the fence line, I will not know how these critters got in. For those of you that don't know if you could shoot and kill an animal, at times like this, it comes REAL easy. The worst part is, if these dogs come back trying for the chickens will I be able to shoot them.