Canadian man fights off black bear with boxing skills

Awesome! 🙂

A Canadian man has fought off a 320lb (145kg) black bear with skills he learned from years as a boxer.

Rick Nelson, 61, from Ontario was walking his dog when a cub poked its head out of a shrub. Moments later, its mother charged out of the bushes and attacked.

He fought off the mother bear with his bare fists, walking away with just minor scratches on his face and chest.

The Canadian forestry ministry says that attacks by black bears are rare.

After several swings from Mr Nelson, the bear walked away from the fight with a bloody nose.

Mr Nelson said: “It just turned back around and walked away like nothing ever happened and followed the cub. So I really lucked out there.”

Canadian couple takes to amazing floating fortress to get away from it all



Wayne Adams and Catherine King  are an unconventional Canadian couple who have forsaken the bustle of city life with their floating fortress that they’ve named “Freedom Cove.” Off the grid and self-sustaining, the pink and green floating home is a welcome respite from the demands of modern life.

Freedom Cove houses wooden structures, green houses and living spaces all interconnected through a wooden pathway.

Located off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, Freedom Cove was built in 1992. The couple, who have two children, live in the home year round.

During the cold winter months, they collect rainwater for drinking. In the summer ,they collect drinking water from a nearby freshwater waterfall across the bay.

The two have several greenhouses in which the family grows fruit and vegetables year round. Electricity comes to the home through solar panels and photovoltaic energy generators.

Freedom Cove also has a lighthouse, many pots filled with plants and flowers and a collection of art made by its artistic owners.