Tuesday, September 20, 2011


When Brooke Collins of Juneau, Alaska, heard her pet dachshund, Fudge, barking frantically in the backyard, she ran outside to see the dog in the firm grip of a black bear. Without thinking, she ran, screaming, up to the bear and punched it in the snout. The shocked bruin dropped the dog and eventually ambled off.

“It was all so fast. All I could think about was my dog was going to die,” said Collins, 22, a hairdresser. “I know you’re not supposed to do that, but I didn’t want my dog to be killed.”

The message… don’t mess with a hairstylist.