73-Year-Old California Man Punches Black Bear In The Face To Save His Dogs
Bears of the world, beware: If he has to, Carl Moore will punch you in the face.
Moore, a 73-year-old man who hails from the foothills near Sacramento, California, says a black bear threatened his dogs outside his home last Monday. When yelling failed to scare the bear, he challenged it to a game of fisticuffs.
"The man or beast that I run from ain't been born," Moore told CBS Sacramento while clutching one of his dogs, Lacy.
In Moore's defense, his first choice wasn't a fistfight. "I raised both hands in the air and I cussed at him, ‘Rrraaaaaaa! Get out of here you bastard," he said. But when the bear ignored him, Moore ran at the animal and landed a punch known as a "whirling haymaker."
The bear didn't appreciate Moore's knuckle sandwich, and ran off down the road.
Witnesses were happy to corroborate the story, and described the animal as being about 5 1/2 feet tall and 300 pounds.
“I know I’ll never see that one again,” Tyler Silva, an employee at Moore's contracting business, told the Auburn Journal. “He definitely connected. The bear took a breath out like it had been struck in the stomach and then it took off down the road.”
Re: 73-Year-Old California Man Punches Black Bear In The Face To Save His Dogs
I find this story somewhat difficult to believe. On the surface it strikes me as However, black bears are not that large or aggressive and, maybe, there is some truth to this, albeit with some exaggeration.
If he had tried that with a brown grizzly they would have been finding his remains in bear scat across the county!
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