(London Guardian) A 61-year-old man from northern Ontario said he was lucky to walk away with only scratches after facing off against a 320lb black bear with only his fists and the skills gleaned from years of featherweight boxing.
Rick Nelson was walking his dog outside the city of Sudbury on Sunday when a black bear cub poked its head out of a shrub some three feet away from him. "It was so close I could touch it. It let out a yelp, because I scared the heck out of it," he said.
As his dog barked at the cub, the former bear hunter knew he only had seconds to spare before the cub's mother would arrive to defend her cub. "I knew right away I was in trouble," he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "It's calling for mommy."
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