A black bear followed a woman’s dog in Maine, so the 64-year-old met it “head on” and stood as tall as she could before hitting it in the nose, according to authorities.
At around 11:30 a.m. On Friday, Lynn Kelly was working in her garden in Porter, Maine. local time, her dog barked and bolted for the woods.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife claimed in a press release that when Kelly went to investigate, her dog had fled the woods and was being pursued by the bear.
Kelly addressed the bear directly, and as it rose up, she stood as tall as she could before punching it in the snout, according to the wildlife expert.
According to the wildlife agency, when Kelly punched the bear, it bit her right hand and perforated her wrist before instantly releasing it and rushing back into the woods.
Kelly dialed 911 and was then transported by EMS to Memorial Hospital in North Conway. The wildlife department reported that she received medical attention for wrist puncture wounds.