Grizzly Old Man Fights Bear

An elderly man in North Carolina came away from a fight with only minor bruises and scratches, which is incredible because his combatant was a mama bear.

78-year-old Sonny Pumphrey was in his driveway when a mother black bear and her two cubs approached him. The cubs were scared off and ran away, but the mama bear stuck around for a while looking for a fight -- and the old man was up to it.

The bear charged at him and Sonny clocked her right in the nose. The bear was able to get some punches in and left him with some scratches, but Sonny kept on hitting her in the head until she finally retreated. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Scott's Thoughts:

  • This guy is from a much tougher generation.
  • He could have simply gone back inside his house. Deciding to stand his ground against a bear was really not the wisest decision.
  • The mama bear was likely protecting her cubs.
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