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 possible a mom bear — charged him. Shocked, the person fought again, claiming the “solely factor [he] may do was to punch her proper within the nostril.”
“Then she tried to chunk me, put her head down and I began beating on prime of her head. She then bit me on the aspect or butt, she [knocked] me to the bottom,” he added.
On the identical time, Pumphrey’s spouse, Betty, heard screaming — instantly operating outdoors 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 and so they mouth got here open and I noticed all these enamel, knew I needed to do one thing and I simply bolted by 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 keeping with the information station, which added Betty then referred to as 911 and shot a pistol within the air to make sure the bear wouldn’t return.
The person was later taken to an area hospital, the place he obtained 10 rabies photographs, 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 added touch upon Thursday.