Bear no match for zucchini
Police say a woman fended off a bear with an unlikely weapon — a zucchini.
Sheriff’s Lt. Rich Maricelli said a 200-pound black bear attacked one of the woman’s dogs at her home west of Missoula, Mont.. The woman, whom police did not name, kicked the bear, and it tried to follow her into her house.
Maricelli said she reached for the nearest object, a 12-inch zucchini. She threw it at the bear, striking it on the head and causing it to flee. The woman suffered minor scratches and one of her dogs was wounded.