Bear Races Out Of Bush To Attack 73-Year-Old But Then Her Husband Steps In With Bear Spray

husband shot bear spray at a bear attacking his wife

A man came to the rescue when his 73-year-old wife had an up-close and scary encounter with a ferocious member of the animal kingdom while enjoying the Montana wilderness.

Animals have been placed on Earth by the same God who created man and hung the sun, moon and stars in place. However, while animals are all members of the Lord's creation, some are much easier and more pleasant whenever encountering them. In fact, an unexpected meeting with a lion, tiger or any number of snakes could result in injury or even death.

One woman in Montana experienced one of these unanticipated animal encounters, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission.

According to a release from the department, the woman, 73, her husband and their dog were walking along a trail in the wilderness near the U.S.-Canada border on Oct. 1 when a bear unexpectedly emerged from the nearby brush.

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The ferocious creature then proceeded to attack the woman. However, her husband came to the rescue of his wife and dispensed bear spray, shooting it in the animal's direction. That action from the woman's husband caused the bear to retreat, moving away from its victim.

Following the wild animal's attack, the husband and the wife drove to a safe location and phoned first responders for assistance, according to CBS News.

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The 73-year-old woman was then transported to the hospital to be checked out and treated. However, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, in their release, did not provide a condition for the woman.

No Injuries Were Reported For Woman’s Husband Or Their Dog

Thankfully, her husband was on site and acted in a way that caused the bear to flee the scene. Otherwise, the situation could have turned out to be far, far worse, one could easily surmise.

No injuries to the woman's husband or dog were reported.

Also, in their release, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission included a list of steps to take to avoid coming face-to-face with a bear.

  • Carry bear spray and be prepared to use it immediately.
  • Make noise to alert bears to your presence and travel in groups.
  • Stay away from animal carcasses, which often attract bears.
  • Follow food storage orders from the applicable land management agency.
  • If you encounter a bear, never approach it. Leave the area when it is safe to do so.
  • If you are attacked by a bear and you are without a deterrent or the deterrent hasn't worked, stay face down on the ground, protecting your face and neck with your arms. Stay still until you're certain the bear has moved away.
  • Keep garbage, bird feeders, pet food and other attractants put away in a secure building. Keep garbage in a secure building until the day it is collected. Certified bear-resistant garbage containers are available in many areas.
  • Never feed wildlife. Bears that become food conditioned lose their natural foraging behavior and pose threats to human safety. It is illegal to feed bears in Montana.

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"Be the savior of those who are given up to death, and do not keep back from those who are slipping to destruction."Proverbs 24:11

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h/t: CBS News & Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission

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