Man punches, kicks bear for attacking his puppy

Published: February 11, 2018 13:15:07 | Updated: February 12, 2018 11:17:03

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A Maine man says he punched and kicked a 150-pound bear, scaring it away after it attacked his puppy in the woods.

Twenty-nine-year-old Dustin Gray said the bear lunged at him and his 11-month-old puppy on Monday. The 6-foot-5 man told that he punched and kicked the bear until it fled and knocked him over in the process, reports AP citing the Bangor Daily News.

Gray suffered scratches and bruises, but his Labrador mix, Clover, suffered severe puncture wounds. The dog was being treated.

Gray said the attack happened near Route 1A in Dedham when he stopped to let the puppy relieve herself. The Maine Warden Service of US is investigating.

Bear attacks are unusual and even rarer in the winter when bears are supposed to be hibernating.

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