71-Year-Old Punches Bear Burgling Home
An elderly couple living in Jefferson County was met with a shock as they investigated a noise downstairs Monday night. The couple found a bear in their kitchen which had broken through the screen door with her cub and was eating a loaf of bread. The bear panicked and attacked the man to protect her cub, at which point the main punched the bear and his wife beat it with a baseball bat.
Both mama bear and cub fled back through the screen door, leaving the man with a few scratches and bruises, but nothing major. His wife was unharmed.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was notified of the incident and went hunting for the bear after the incident. Mama bear was found and euthanized, but the cub has not been found.