Bear euthanized after getting in “boxing match” with 71-year-old Colorado man |

Bear euthanized after getting in “boxing match” with 71-year-old Colorado man

Denver Post

Wildlife officers euthanized a bear Tuesday morning that got involved in a “boxing match” with a 71-year-old man and ran off with its cub after the man’s wife hit the bear with a baseball bat, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The 71-year-old man found the mother bear and her cub eating a loaf of bread in his kitchen at about 8:45 p.m. Monday in Pine, according to a news release.

The man was watching TV with his wife around 8:45 p.m. when he heard noises upstairs in the kitchen. As he turned the corner to the kitchen, he found himself facing a bear, and the man and the mother bear got involved in a “boxing match,” the release said.

The adult bear attacked the man, and the man punched the bear, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in a Facebook post.

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The man’s wife rushed in and hit the bear with a baseball bat several times, forcing the bear and her cub to escape through the same screen door they had used to enter, the sheriff’s office said.

Read more via The Denver Post.

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