Colorado homeowners might have wished that they deal with Yogi, the bear, instead of this bear. Mercer Morrison from Buzz60 has the story.

A couple from Colorado fought a bear on Monday night with their bare fists and a baseball bat.

The 71-year-old man stumbled upon the mother bear as he examined strange sounds he heard while watching television with his wife, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife press release.

Jon Johnson found the source of the noise: the bear and his cub ate bread in the kitchen, Jefferson County's sheriff's office told KCNC-TV.

"It growled, I growled," Johnson told the station. "We had a lot of attitude between us."

Then the bear attacked. Parks and Wildlife described the fight as a boxing match, stating that Johnson suffered cuts to the face, chest and both arms.

Joyride: A "delinquent" bear climbed into a car and put it in a neutral condition.

His wife, George Field, told the station she was afraid for his life. She hurried into the kitchen and hit the bear several times with a bat.

"All I remember was a big brown spot in front of me," Field said. "I've strengthened myself, I've never been so strong, I hit this bear as hard as I could … you would have thought I was a Louisville thug."

The bear and her cub then ran away, saying parks and wildlife, and ended the attack that started around 8:45 pm. in Pine, about 45 miles southwest of Denver.

Parks and wildlife searched for the bear and killed it the next morning according to the agency's guidelines. A forensic investigation will determine if it is the same bear, the press release said, as bears that attack and injure humans are euthanized in Colorado. The boy was not found.

Physicians treated Johnson locally, the agency said. The couple told KCNC that their bird feeder houses may have attracted the bear.


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