Bear Breaks Into Colorado Home, Injures 82-Year-Old Woman
A bear broke into a Colorado home.
No, that's not the start of a joke. It happened.
And the bear, who was a young one, injured the 82-year-old woman inside.
It was just after midnight Friday, Aug. 11 in Boncarbo, a community near Trinidad.
She woke to the sound of her dog growling.
She opened her eyes to see a young black bear weighing about 100 pounds in her mud room.
The bear is thought to have been a yearling.
The young bear was just as scared as the old woman was.
It leapt at her.
She managed to push it off and closed the door.
The bear's sharp claws had scratched her legs.
The bear “scrambled frantically around the room,” then climbed some shelves and escaped by smashing through a window screen, wildlife officials said.
This is the second such bear attack in the Trinidad area in two weeks.
officials do not believe the incidents are the same bear.
They set a trap in case the bear returns.
It's not typical for bears to perform home invasions.
But some have learned that homes and cars can be sources of food.
When they get hungry enough they give it a try.
Lock your car doors at night. They have learned how to get into automobiles.
If you live in an area that is known for bears you might want to think about bear proofing your locks.
The typical lock is not strong enough to stop a bear if it decides to give a strong push against it.
HOW TO FIGHT A BEAR AND WIN!
I was looking for videos that might offer the worst advice - EVER - on how to survive a bear attack.
WOW did I find a DOOZY!
You can watch the video below.
You'll want to stick with the video because the more you watch the more bizarre it gets.
Honestly, the first few minutes I was thinking, 'Gee this looks like great advice.'
THEN IT GOT WEIRD!
That statement above is SO TRUE!
You can literally use anything you can think of and nobody is going to call you out for bad sportsmanship.
Just be warned that bears understand this too.
So expect the bear to fight dirty.
The good news is that you'll probably be able to think of more clever ideas on how to fight dirty than the bears. Unless you're frozen in panic, then the bear has the advantage.
Step 2 is actually good advice. Don't run. Bears love to chase things kind of like cats does.
But I'm not so sure about this next step.
You'll just have to see what I mean by watching the video.
You can try to freak out the bear with puzzles and quizzes but most bears are pretty good at that kind of stuff.
DO NOT engage the bear in a game of Trivial Pursuit. You'll lose.
I'm betting I can beat a bear at chess. But maybe not checkers.
Step 11 only works if you have some back knowledge of the bear's personal life.
I'm not sure I'd go here because I don't know too many bears personally.
Then again you'd have to ask what the bear might know about you.
What if the bear has some dirt on you that outdoes the dirt you have on him?
If all this seems odd, wait till you watch the video. It does not end the way you think.
The end of the video takes you to the bear's home planet in the bear spaceship.
YEAH - told you it got weird.
The video is below. ENJOY!
OH and - don't take any of this advice. REALLY - don't.