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Bear Seeks Fudge, Gets Creamed…

September 5, 2011

 – – On August 28th in Juneau, Alaska, Brooke Collins let her two dogs out later to hear her dachshund, Fudge, barking.  Investigation revealed that the dog had good reason to bark as a black bear had scooped the wiener dog up, and was biting it on the back of its neck!  This did not bode well for the wiener…

Fearing for her dog’s life, the young woman then decided to deploy five-fingered Mary against the ursine invader, punching the bear on its snout until it relinquished its hold on the pooch.  Her boyfriend then entered the fray, chasing the bear until it disappeared into the bushes.

Ms. Collins said her instincts got a hold of her.  “It was a stupid thing but I couldn’t help it,” she explained.  “I know you’re not supposed to do that but I didn’t want my dog to be killed.”  Fudge survived his ordeal with minor injuries, and a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game felt that hunger might be driving bears into residential neighborhoods due to a poor berry crop…


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