Man fends off bear with his fists

Posted on: May 4, 2015 | Bob Frye | Comments

Here in Pennsylvania, Game Commission officers are routinely called to handle wildlife nuisance issues.

That’s usually a raccoon in an attic, a beaver flooding a field, even occasionally a bear in a shopping mall or a deer in a car dealership.

But out west, in California, one man decided to take matters into his own hands — or more specifically, fist — when he met up with a bear that had already eaten some of his chickens, and apparently had eyes for his dog.

You can see his story here.

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Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.