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There’s a ton of badass grandmas, and great grandmas out there.
However, this 90-year-old Tennessee woman just may be the most badass of them all.
Why, you may ask?
Because she single handedly fought off a black bear, with only a lawn chair.
According to WVLT, Altha Williams somehow survived a black bear attack on her front porch at her Sevierville, Tennessee home, with only a minor scratch to her arm.
Discussing how the bear was right in her face, she told the outlet:
“It just made a lunge at me… I was just sitting here, hadn’t been her more than two or three minutes. Evidently it heard me.”
Williams lives near the Smoky Mountains National Park, which is home to a ton of black bears, and she wielded only a lawn chair to fight off the attacking bear.
Needless to say, she was counting her blessings:
“I’ve been praising the Lord ever since then, because I may not be here.”
She went to the hospital following the incident to treat the scratch on her arm.
Williams says that whenever she’s had bear encounters at her home, they usually get scared and run off, with the exception of this bear.
The bear involved in the encounter was tracked by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, and was put down.
The agency spokesperson said:
“After the mother bear swatted at the victim, it left that area and, from what I was told, it charged another neighbor who shot it.”
Tennessee state guidelines state that bears who injure humans in a residential area must be put down, for the safety of the area..
The spokesperson continued:
“We don’t just euthanize bears based on personal feelings. Once a bear has made contact with a person and caused injury, we have no choice but to euthanize it.
It can’t be relocated.”
Granny don’t play.
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