A North Carolina man who claims he was attacked by a bear took to Fb this week to share particulars of the traumatic expertise.
Sonny Pumphrey, of Waynesville, was in his driveway on Tuesday when “impulsively [he] rotated [and] there have been three bears proper beside me,” he wrote.
Two of the bears ran away, he stated, however the third — what Pumphrey stated was doubtless a mom bear — charged him. Shocked, the person fought again, claiming the “solely factor [he] might do was to punch her proper within the nostril.”
“Then she tried to chunk me, put her head down and I began beating on high of her head. She then bit me on the facet or butt, she [knocked] me to the bottom,” he added.
On the similar time, Pumphrey’s spouse, Betty, heard screaming — instantly operating exterior to allegedly witness the bear assault her husband.
“I couldn’t imagine it. She was down on all fours coming for him after which she stood up. And when she stood up they usually mouth got here open and I noticed all these tooth, knew I needed to do one thing and I simply bolted by way of the door, screaming for her to let him go,” she recalled to Fox Carolina.
Finally, the bear let go and took off for the woods, in accordance with the information station, which added Betty then known as 911 and shot a pistol within the air to make sure the bear wouldn’t return.
The person was later taken to a neighborhood hospital, the place he acquired 10 rabies pictures, Pumphrey wrote. It additionally seems Pumphrey has a puncture wound on his hip.
Following the alleged incident, wildlife officers have set traps for the bear, Fox Carolina reported.
Neither Sonny or Betty Pumphrey instantly returned Fox Information’ request for extra touch upon Thursday.