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July 25, 2006

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Man Attacks Bear: Canadian camper kills aggressive bruin with knife, saving himself and his dog

A 200-pound black bear was about to clamp down on 55-year-old Tom Tilley’s neck, until his dog, Sam, stepped in--which was a very nice thing to do. So when the bruin grabbed the pooch in its teeth, the Waterloo, Ontario, man figured that one good turn deserves another. “Love is a very powerful emotion, and my thought right away was, 'You're not going to kill my dog,' " Tilley told the Canadian Press. “By . . . distracting the bear from me, it gave me the quick opportunity I needed to run around to the back of the bear, get on its back and with my knife start stabbing it.”


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