Fish­er­man uses karate to fend off bear

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MAEBASHI — A Ja­panese fish­er­man called upon his mar­tial arts skills af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a large bear near a lo­cal river.

Ac­cord­ing to The Straits Times, the 6-foot tall Asian black bear ap­proached the man as he was fish­ing near the Jizo River on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

At first glance it seemed like some­thing was there, and it was a bear with an im­pos­ing stance. It came pounc­ing to­wards me when my eyes met the bear’s,” he told media. “Its rounded ears were per­fectly cir­cu­lar just like a teddy bear’s, and its face was so huge.”

The 63-year-old man, who holds a black belt in Karate en­gaged with the bear and man­aged to fend off its at­tack.

“The bear had such, such great strength. I was knocked over when it leapt at me. It scratched me and bit me. But in the end I man­aged to trick the bear, poked it in the eyes and it ran away,” he said. — UPI

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