When 73-year-old Carl Moore heard his dog Lacey crying outside, he ran to her rescue only to come face to face with a bear. He didn’t run. He didn’t call wildlife officials. Instead, he stood toe-to-toe with the bear and ending up punching it in the face.
At first Carl raised both his hands in the air and yelled to try and scare the bear. “I raised both hands in the air and I cussed at him, ‘Rrraaaaaaa! Get out of here you bastard, and he looked at me like ‘Go eff yourself,” he said.
When that wasn’t working, Carl decided he needed to get a bit more aggressive. Carl landed what he described as a “whirling haymaker,” punching the bear in the face. “He came up like this, and turned, boom. I hit him hard. I corkscrewed his head,” he said.
Some might be saying all of this is bullshit, and I must admit (albeit a good story), I’m having a hard time swallowing it too. There was a witness there to confirm it all though. Carl’s friend and employee claims he saw him hit the bear. “Carl just smacked the bear. I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
It still sounds like one of those “the big fish got away” stories, but I think to be safe, we shouldn’t fuck with good ol’ Carl.