On Sunday, northern Ontario resident Rick Nelson was walking his dog when he saw a little cub nearby.
According to the 61-year-old:
"I sat down on a log and the bear cub poked its head out of the shrub nearby. It was so close I could touch it. It let out a yelp, because I scared the heck out of it… I knew right away I was in trouble… It's calling for mommy."
And mommy did indeed come! Before he knew it, a 300-pound black bear was charging at him!
"The mother was coming full speed… All you could hear was the bush crashing."
Soon, Nelson was eye-to-eye with the animal. Although he had no rocks or sticks to defend himself, he knew boxing moves AND was a former bear hunter!
Rick then swung at the bear but missed, hitting it in the teeth. Then, the bear scatched the man across his face and chest! OUCH!
That's when Nelson knew what he had to do.