Gleanings from the news of yesteryear
BEARS GREAT MENACE TO HOGS NEAR HAVELOCK
Farmer Compelled to Keep Porkers in Pens — Many Have Been Lost
BEASTS VENTURE NEAR THE TOWN
Visitors in New Bern yesterday from the Havelock section of the county state that the farmers of that section are being troubled a great deal by bears killing their hogs. A few days ago a bear killed a hog not more than a mile from Havelock station, and due to the unusually large number of bears in that section, the farmers are taking more precautions in protecting their swine. One man states that he has been forced to keep his hogs penned near his house. He has to feed them and has just about exhausted his supply of corn. [EE Note: In those days hogs ran free and foraged for themselves.] A few months ago, a large bear was killed within three hundred yards of the Havelock depot. The appearance of these animals in the more thickly settled communities is causing some uneasiness on the part of the farmers.
— The Morning New Bernian, April 22, 1917
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