Woman Punches Bear in Nose to Save Fudge the Dog
Black bears are a common occurrence in Juneau Alaska. Brooke Collins came home and let out her dogs and the dachshund Fudge immediately started barking. Collins stated it was one of the worst sounds she has ever heard. She looked and saw a large black bear crouching down with Fudge in its paws, and was biting on the small dog. Collins said the bear was holding the dog like a salmon in its mouth. Without really thinking about it Collins acted, she ran over and punched the bear in the nose to save her dog. She says that was not a smart thing to do, but she didn't want her dog to die. She wasn't really thinking, and probably would not do it again. Her boyfriend was there and came out when he heard the yelling. He said the bear looked surprised after being punched and went off into nearby brush.
Collins is afraid this bear has become too unafraid of humans, as she has seen it around before. Her opinion of the bears has changed after the recent attack on her dog. The bites were not bad enough for vet attention. From BostonHerald.com.