According to authorities, a woman in Washington State punched a black bear in the snout to repel it from trying to attack her.

Officials from the state of Washington claim that a woman was attacked by a bear and suffered non-life-threatening wounds. Rich Beausoleil, a state biologist, claimed to KING-TV that the woman “popped” the bear “straight in the snout.” According to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, police tracked down and killed the bear close to the scene of the assault. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to receive exclusive analysis, news, and trends in your inbox. Thank you for registering! According to a state wildlife scientist, a woman in Washington state successfully repelled a black bear that charged at her on Saturday morning by hitting it in the nose.

In Leavenworth, Washington, close to Enchantment Park and Blackbird Island, a woman was assaulted by a bear while letting her dog out of the house, according to a statement from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife . According to the statement, the woman was taken to a hospital in Wenatchee, Washington, with non-life-threatening injuries.

Rich Beausoleil, a wildlife biologist for the state of Washington, said: “She didn’t see it coming, so she could not make herself huge, clap her hands, yell at the bear, or wave her arms.” Those are the recommendations we provide to people most frequently, but if the bear puts you to the ground, fighting is the only option.

The woman “simply spun around and popped” the bear “straight in the nose,” according to Beausoleil, who told the station that the creature “took off running.”

With the aid of a bear dog, police located and killed the bear close to the scene of the incident, according to the statement. Additionally, two cubs were delivered to a local wildlife rehabilitation center. According to KING-TV, the WDFW stated that the bear was put to death because it was obese and frequented trash cans close to residences in search of food.

Bears tend to avoid people, but the Department of Fish and Wildlife advises rising up, waving your hands above your head, and speaking in a quiet voice if one approaches.

“Stay back and avoid making eye contact. The release advises not to flee from a bear.
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