Woman Punches Bear in Snout, Saves Her Dog

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM EDT

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Woman Punches Bear in Snout, Saves Her Dog

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM EDT

A 22-year-old Alaska woman saved her dog from the jaws of a black bear last Sunday by punching the bear in the snout, according to a story in the Juneau Empire.

According to the story, Brooke Collins said the black bear was carrying her dachshund Fudge "like a salmon" before she ran up to it and hit it in the face and rescued her dog.

Read the entire Juneau Empire story HERE.