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Take That, Bear

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What should you do when a bear attacks? If you’re 78-year-old Sonny Pumphrey, you punch it square in the face.

The North Carolina man (pictured) was relaxing at home when he spotted a mother bear and two cubs approaching his property. Pumphrey says the cubs ran off when they caught sight of him, but mama bear was looking for a fight, and attacked.

“She made a charging, dead run at me,” said Pumphrey. “That sucker was eyeball-to-eyeball.”

Pumphrey says he didn’t want to hurt the animal, but followed his basic instinct to defend himself and punched the bear in the nose. That’s when the animal started biting him. Luckily, Pumphrey was able to walk away from the attack with only minor scrapes and bruises.

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