Mama Bear To The Rescue


(NEWSER) – When a 61-year-old Canadian man startled a bear cub while walking his dog Sunday near Sudbury, the tiny “yelp” the baby bear made wasn’t endearing. “I knew right away I was in trouble,” Rick Nelson tells CBC News. “It’s calling for mommy.” Sure enough, the mama black bear emerged from the bush in attack mode, and Nelson, who didn’t have a rock, stick, or any other possible weapon nearby, had to resort to what he knew best: boxing. His first swing at the 300-pound-plus beast hit it in the teeth, and the bear retaliated with scratches across Nelson’s chest and face. Nelson, who the Guardian says is a former featherweight boxer and bear hunter, combined both skill sets to anticipate the bear’s next move. “I knew it would swing first with its left, but it would really come with its right, because most bears are right-handed,” he tells the CBC.

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http://www.newser.com/story/227668/black-bear-tangles-with-the-wrong-ex-boxer.html

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