Clipped From New Smyrna Daily News
TO | UYUMfNKEBEJUl iNvouBucuimTr (From Th, Daytona OaÂ«*tÂ«-New. Saturday evening, of one for recovery in to seat, John Roberts and other mo w mighty Nlmrods ot tooal tame over to the India. L*. search of big game. They had ore! vlonsly received the tip that a *"* bt Â·""""fully And very pa- He when is , , eluded huntsmen from tar and for the last five years-had been or heard prowling about Indian L lately. Arriving at their destination the huntsmen plunged Into the swam,; and located themselves at statlona they considered brain might stalk within gun-range of. Finally, their patient watchfulness was rewarded About daybreak Sunday morning Mr' Wilder heard a shambling and a grunting a hundred yards or so from big hiding place. He waited for further developments, which were not long in coming; in a minute or two there loomed up before the hunter's vision the bulk of a bear, an enormous male evidently out foraging for a shote for his breakfast That bear looked like an overgrown elephant Mr. Wilder, and he stirred slightly- hearing the brush rustle, bruin started to Investigate, probably thinking a fat swamp hog was. waiting be dined upon. On, came the enormous creature to within about 25 yards of the man the gun; then the bear scented trouble, and up he reared, after the fashion of his kind; up, up he stretched until his" terrifying red mouth and awful, death-dealing tushes were at least 30 feet above his hind feet (so it seemed to the lone hunter in the dim, damp dawn). Bang! a load of buckshot tore into the bear's breast, bang! another load entered his hindquarters as he turned to run. It was all over, the old king of the woods collapsed -- dead. Nevermore will he terrorize the wild shotes and rabbits and berry patches of Indian Lake swamp Mr. Wilder and his associates, after much hard work, loaded the great bear on a motor truck and brought him to Daytona where the skin was removed. Or. W. W. Wilder has the huge hide, and expects to have It treated and made intoia rug for his office. The bear's weight has been variously estimated at from 500 to 650 pounds.