The End of the Story: We were all wondering if Bear's owner had informed the owner of the chickens as to why he had a dead chicken on his lawn when he returned that evening. The chicken incident happened 2 weeks ago today, so Larry has had plenty of time to talk to Fred. Steve finally saw Fred outside on Monday, and they had a nice chat. The answer? NO! Fred had NOT been informed as to what caused one of his chickens to become deceased while he was away that day. However, based upon past experiences with Bear and previous dead chicken incidents, Fred figured it out pretty quickly. Bear actually broke into the chicken coop to get the chicken; the chicken was not roaming freely on the lawn. Fred said Larry has never accepted responsibility for any of the chickens Bear has killed, even though Fred's wife caught Bear in the act with a chicken in his mouth on one occasion. Nope, no fessing up; no restitution for Bear's chicken dinner(s).
We have found people here in the Keweenaw to be very honest and respectful. We're not going to let him spoil our love for this area, so, all is still well in the Keweenaw!