California Man Tackles 350-Pound Bear, Punches It In The Face To Rescue His Dog

Would you rather fist fight a bear or wrestle an alligator?

Because in the past couple weeks, that’s exactly what two dog owners had to do to save their pups.

In Florida, we saw a 74-year-old man dive into a pond after his young pup was snatched by a gator. He managed to pry the gator’s jaws open and get the pup to safety, but his hands got pretty chewed up in the process. And now, we have a California man who went toe-to-toe with a bear to rescue his pup.

According to Newsweek, a California man’s pit bull, Buddy, was playing near their home when it was attacked by a 350-pound black bear. The bear had Buddy’s head in its mouth and was trying to drag him away when the owner shot into action.

“I just ran down there, plowed into the bear, tackled it and grabbed it by the throat and started hitting it in the face and the eye until it let go.”

The bear eventually let go, and Buddy was rushed to a local animal hospital. After three-hours in surgery, Buddy is going to be ok. However, the bear keeps coming back to the property.

When asked if he regrets it, Kaleb Bentham of Grass Valley says not a chance.

“If it was your kid, what would you do? That’s my kid, I would die for my dog.”

Man, you might be a badass, but you’ll never be “I tackled a bear and punched it in the face until it stopped eating my dog” badass. That’s some John Wick kinda sh*t right there.

Just an incredible story.

Not gonna lie though… this was first thing I thought of when I saw “man fights a bear.”

And speaking of John Wick…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock