Woman takes on bear to save her dog
Merritt, 38, who lives in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, ran out the back door of her home to find her 90-pound dog being attacked by a black bear.
“My legs kept going, but my head didn’t realize there was a very large black bear in my backyard with a cub,” she told the Allentown Morning Call. “I went to grab my dog, and the bear knocked me down. The bear sliced my head.
“I just got back up and screamed, and the bear backed off and climbed over the fence, so I was able to get the dog back in the house.”
About then, she said, her husband came downstairs with a shotgun, but the bears were gone.
Merritt was treated with stitches and staples at Pocono Medical Center for cuts in her scalp, neck and wrist and for a partially severed little finger.
Otto had surgery Friday to repair skin ripped from his right leg.
“Both of us are going to need two weeks to heal,” Merritt said.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 14th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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