10 Year Old Sleeps Through Parents Getting Mauled by Bear in Home
The Moyer family lives in a very rural area of Pennsylvania, in Oliver Township. Richard Moyer was doing his typical Monday morning routine, letting out their husky, pit bull mix Brindy at 3 am before getting ready for work. Brindy went running off into the woods. Moyer heard her bark and growl, he got a flashlight because he said it didn't sound normal. Then he saw Brindy come running towards the house with a black bear right on her tail.
Brindy came running in as did the bear, that attacked Moyer. The sound of the scuffle brought down Angela Moyer from an upstair's bedroom. The bear attacked Angela as she came to her husband's aid. Brindy attacked the bear. Moyer went back at the bear. "What are you going to do? I kept my head down and just leapt into the bear," he said.
The bear became more aggressive, biting, and clawing. Then it seems the fight suddenly left the bear, it went out the door to the patio and just sat there. "If it had wanted to kill me I think it had have gone ahead and done it," said Moyer. "I guess (the bear) was just ticked off at the dog and came after me."
Police arrived after the bear had left. Richard and Angela were both taken to the hospital where they were treated. Richard received 37 staples to the back of his head. Angela has a cracked vertebra and bites and claw puncture wounds. By the end of the day they were back home and reunited with their 10 year old son, who slept through the entire ordeal.
There are some that think the bear may be a sow who was defending her cubs, or may have rabies. Black bears are usually very timid, but in most attacks it is started by a dog. If they smell a human they usually run off though. There are traps set around the area to catch the bear in case it does indeed have rabies. From CNN.com.