Bears have been pestering the citizens of California, but that’s nothing compared to Yakutia, Russia, where in the past month alone six bears have infiltrated one town. Yusuf Alchagirov can attest to this problem personally: The 80-year-old was confronted by what was likely a hungry brown bear last week while picking raspberries. But instead of cowering on the ground like most octogenarians (and everyone else) would do, Alchagirov delivered a WWE-worthy smackdown that included head-butts and kicks, knocking the bear off balance. The bear rewarded him for his efforts by tossing him off a nearby cliff — Alchagirov survived with just bruises, bite wounds and four broken ribs.
“I got off easy,” he told the Guardian. “It would have killed me if I'd chickened out.” The whereabouts of the bear are unknown; Alchagirov is recuperating nicely by chowing down on the “three traditional pies” his family baked in celebration of his victory. That’s how they do it in Russia. [Source]
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