When 73-year-old Carl Moore saw a bear advancing on his small dog, he reacted by doing exactly the opposite of what safety guidelines would suggest. Moore punched the bear in the face.

"The man or beast that I run from ain't been born, and his momma's already dead," Moore, a former Marine, told CBS 13 in Sacramento. "I ain’t run from nothing; I never have in my whole life and I ain’t going to start now. And you're not going to sacrifice my babies for some damn bear."

Perhaps wisely, the bear has not re-appeared.

"He ain’t been back since he's been smacked by Carl," Moore told CBS 13.

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