September 23, 2010 by staff 

Courgette, AP – The woman, whom police have not named, grabbed the nearest object – a zucchini in your garden – and threw it at the bear, making the run. Mr. Maricelli told the Associated Press news agency that the woman, who lives about 15 miles (24km) from the city of Missoula, had not sought medical attention.
Authorities were still trying to locate the bear on Thursday.
Woman fended off an attack of a bear on your back porch today by using the first weapon that could reach – a zucchini. The woman was shaken by the sounds of midnight in the garden near Frenchtown, Montana. She went to investigate and found a 90kg (14st); black bear attacked her collie 12 years of age. She shouted to distract the bear, but his office.

“The bear growled and was very aggressive, and tried to get inside his back door,” said Lt. Rich Maricelli sheriff of Missoula County. “She was able to stop the bear pursued by improvisation.”

The bear attacked her with his leg and tore his jeans. The woman jumped back and grabbed the nearest object on your kitchen counter inside the door – a 30 cm long zucchini. Zucchini tossed the bear from a distance is estimated at about one meter, affected plants bear on top of the head and fled the animal, Maricelli said.

The state wildlife officials began a search for the bear.

The woman received only minor scratches that do not require medical attention. Police did not release his name.

The dog did not appear to have any bite wounds but was a little shaky.

“I do not know if it was to bite him, but he rolled a bit,” said Maricelli.

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