"Woman Fends Off Attacking Bear With Zucchini"

I love bear stories. Especially the kind where a plucky gal manages to fend one off with a large garden vegetable. Thanks to Natalie for sharing this one:
We have frequent bear encounters at our Colorado home, and I’ve experienced the surprise that this woman faces, when the bear rushes into her yard so quickly she barely has time to react. Your average bruin can morph from Winnie-the-Pooh into Usain Bolt in an eyeblink. They mainly ransack our bird feeders. But we love our bears, and following the old dictum, “A fed bear is a dead bear,” actually take down our feeders if the bears start to show up. Here’s a photo of one of these desperadoes in our backyard, circa 2008, menacing a soccer ball:

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