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Auburn man, 76, faces criminal charges for fatally shooting a black bear eating birdseed in his yard

An Auburn man is facing criminal charges after he shot and killed a bear that was eating birdseed in his backyard Sunday.

According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, police charged 76-year-old Richard P. Ahlstrand after he is charged with killing and baiting a bear, in addition to firearms charges.

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