“The man or beast that I run from ain't been born, and his momma's already dead."

If you see him comin', better step aside. (photo via CBS 13)

Wild-eyed codger Carl Moore recently crossed that line that separates mere men from true legends when he belted a bear that had wandered onto his property. After hearing his adorable chihuahua Lacy whimpering, the 73 year-old former Marine stepped into his backyard and came face to face with the beast. He gave the bear fair warning ("I raised both hands in the air and I cussed at him, 'Rrraaaaaaa! Get out of here you bastard.'") before throwing a right hook that frightened it away. What inspired Carl's fight-or-fight instinct (the man doesn't flee) to kick in? His baby Lacy: