Last month I wrote about a woman using a baseball bat to defend herself against a possibly rabid coyote. This time, I'm writing about a Colorado woman using a baseball bat to save her husband who was being attacked by a black bear that'd broken into their home.
According to The Denver Channel, a mother bear and its cub entered the couple’s home in Pine around 8:30 p.m. Monday and started eating a loaf of bread.
Jon Johnson and his wife, George Ann Field, were watching TV in their home when they heard noises and went upstairs to investigate. That's when the mother bear attacked the 71-year-old man, who punched the bear while his wife hit it with a baseball bat. The two bears ran out through a screen door, knocking a hole in the wall in the process.
"All I really remember honestly seeing was this big brown blob in front of me, of which I empowered myself better than you guys could ever imagine," George Ann, said. "I don't think I've ever been that strong. I whacked that bear as hard as I could with both hands. You would have thought I was a Louisville Slugger."
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Jon was scratched and cut on his face, chest and arms by the bear and was treated at the scene. His wife was not injured.
Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.