Woman punches black bear to save her dog
Apparently, word of that hasn’t spread to black bears.
Brooke Collins, A 22-year-old resident of Juneau, said Wednesday she punched a black bear in the face to save her small dog from being carried off and possibly eaten.
It happened Sunday night when the hairdresser saw a bear clutching her dachshund, Fudge, and biting down on the back of the little dog’s neck, according to MSNBC.
“It had her kind of like when they eat salmon,” Collins said Wednesday. “I was freaking out. I was screaming at it. My dog was screaming. I ran up to it … I just punched it right in the snout and it let go.”
Collins, who takes precautions with her dogs given all the bear sightings around Juneau, said Fudge darted out the door before she could stop her.
Fudge was not seriously hurt in the attack, but Collins said she is keeping her inside for now.
(Photo: By Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Posted by jwoestendiek September 1st, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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