This Canadian Man Who Punched A Bear In Its Face To Protect Himself And Dog Is My Favorite Dude Ever


(Source) A Sudbury man is walking away with only scratches after fighting a 300 pound black bear. Sixty-one year old Rick Nelson was walking his dog in the Panache area on Sunday afternoon when he stumbled across the bear’s cub. “I sat down on a log and the bear cub poked its head out of the shrub nearby. It was so close I could touch it. It let out a yelp, because I scared the heck out of it,” Nelson told CBC News. “I knew right away I was in trouble,” he said. “It’s calling for mommy.” Nelson is a former bear hunter, so he stood up knowing he only had seconds to spare. “The mother was coming full speed,” he said. “All you could hear was the bush crashing. “I had no rocks, no sticks,” he said, but he did have a lot of boxing practice. Nelson tried to swing at the bear but missed, hitting it in the teeth. The bear hit back, scratching Nelson across the chest and face. “I knew it would swing first with its left but it would really come with its right, because most bears are right-handed,” Nelson said. So Nelson swung a second time. “I had the perfect shot to take. I did an underhand and hit it right in the snout.” “[The mother bear] turned around and it was snorting blood. It looked at me, and I thought, ‘Oh no. Here it comes,'” he said. “But it just turned back around and walked away like nothing ever happened and followed the cub,” Nelson said. “So I really lucked out there.”



Rick Nelson is a man, ladies and gentlemen. He’s a relic of the past. The kind of guy who grew up back before dudes did girly shit like shaved their genitals and ate salads. Rick Nelson will fight a goddamned bear to protect his own. Imagine being able to say that and it not be an exaggeration? He’ll literally punch a bear in its fucking face and leave the thing snorting blood.

But my favorite part about Rick is how this wasn’t luck. Talk to the guy and it’s like his favorite hobbies are masturbating to war movies and breaking down black bear boxing footage so he had a plan going in. He’s just made out of grit and nails. Knew the black bear would probably try and set him up with the left a bit before he came with the haymaker right because, as everyone knows, most bears are righties. Most unbelievable stories like getting away from sharks or bears are all instinct taking over and getting one lucky shot, but if we had footage of this fight I’d be willing to be Rick and The Bear touched gloves in the center of the ring and squared up. He wasn’t afraid. He knew what he had to do, the problem was the bear didn’t. Everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the face, you bitch ass black bear.