PINE, Colo. — Authorities say a Colorado man was attacked by a hungry mother bear who got into his home, but he managed to escape serious harm.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a black bear and her cub entered the home last night in the town of Pine, which is about 46 miles southwest of Denver.
The animals began eating bred, and when the 71-year-old man and his wife heard noises and went to investigate, the adult bear attacked the man.
Authorities say the man punched the bear while his wife hit the animal with a baseball bat until both bears ran out through the screen door they had used to get into the home.
The man suffered several scratches and cuts.
Tuesday morning, wildlife officials tracked and euthanized the animal believed to be responsible for the attack– the cub has not been found.