Man Punches Black Bear That Was Trying to Eat a GoatBy Rocky Thompson on July 12th, 2010
A 66-year-old historian who works at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch punched a 300-pound black bear in the face. The bear was attacking the ranch’s goat in the middle of the night, and the historian ran outside in his ‘long nightshirt’ to see what was going on.
“I was sound asleep in my long nightshirt when I heard our goat scream,” said Ostrander, a historian at the Kit Carson Museum and a resident Valle Escondido. “The bear had the goat on the ground and, before I knew it, I’d hit it in the nose.”
The bear scurried off and ran up a tree while the historian carried the goat inside. I guess it’s acceptable to wear nightshirts if you’re bold enough to punch a bear in the face.