“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:
I guess the bear was in the mood for a bite of Mexican. (photo via CBS 13)
The video is definitely worth a watch because Carl is a true character who could out-ornery even the orneriest creature.
(Oh, and if you're skeptical, the crack team at CBS 13 confirmed the story with Carl's best friend and employee who witnessed the brawl, so it definitely happened exactly the way he describes.)