"I heard a growl, looked about 75-100 feet down, and the bear was dragging Buddy by his head, had his head in his mouth," Benham said. "I just ran down there, plowed into the bear, tackled it and grabbed it by the throat and started hitting it in the face and the eye until it let go," Benham added.
We've heard of the fight for many reasons, some fight with their enemies, some friends, some with relatives but fighting with a bear is the new trend now!
Kaleb Benham from Grass Valley, California, was playing happily with his 90-pound pit bull, Buddy. But, suddenly something didn't sound right and he quickly jumped into action!
A 350-pound bear attacked Buddy and grabbed in his mouth!
"I heard a growl, looked about 75-100 feet down, and the bear was dragging [Buddy] by his head, had his head in his mouth," Benham said.
Though the huge ferocious beast could have harmed both Buddy and Benham, it didn't stop the devoted dog owner and he dashed to Buddy's aid.
On asking about how did he get enough courage to attack the brutal bear, Benham said, "Honestly the only thing I could think of was 'save my baby,'"
A man’s love for man’s best friend is a powerful force. Kaleb Benham from Grass Valley took on a 350 pound bear that was attacking his rescue dog, “Buddy.” Kaleb said he heard a growl the saw the bear dragging buddy “by his head.” So he tackled the bear and punched it pic.twitter.com/XAhTrS2AEC— Anna Giles (@AnnaGilesTV) December 4, 2020
"I just ran down there, plowed into the bear, tackled it and grabbed it by the throat and started hitting it in the face and the eye until it let go," Benham added
The brave act of Benham made the bear back off.
After freeing Buddy from the bear's jaws, Benham hurried to find a vet. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, it was shut.
Benham thought that he was going to lose Buddy.
Fortunately, Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital was open and ready for surgery as soon as Benham arrived.
Buddy’s face was severely damaged. His ears had to be stapled back on.
Benham was devasted, he recalled, "I just stood there and watched through the window for 3 1/2 for hours,"
Buddy’s face was severely damaged. His ears had to be stapled back on. But he’s recovering! Kaleb and Buddy spent Thanksgiving laying in bed resting, but they’re more thankful than ever. Photo of Buddy as Kaleb watched from outside the operating room ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/T8IhDjkvLs— Anna Giles (@AnnaGilesTV) December 4, 2020
Per CBS 13, Buddy required staples, stitches, and tubes inserted into his head in order to drain fluid.
Buddy is now on the path of recovery. Benham, on the other hand, feels uneasy as he says the bear is still lurking near their house and refuses to leave them alone, visiting the pair "several times" since the attack.
Benham told, "It made an attack and had its food, and its food got taken from it and it wants it back, I feel like."
A few years ago, Kaleb Benham had rescued Buddy from a shelter. On being asked about why he was so determined to save his dog, Benham said: "If it was your kid, what would you do. That’s my kid, I would die for my dog."
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