Ex Marine Kills Bear With Log

Picture from Elaine Becker, of Cosby, TN

HELEN, Ga. (AP) -- A former Marine killed a bear with a single blow -- by tossing a log at its head.

The bear had snatched the family's cooler from their campsite in a national forest in northern Georgia. The 300-pound black bear was taking its loot back into the woods when Chris Everhart's six-year-old son threw a shovel at it.

Everhart says the bear started charging, so he grabbed the first thing he could find, which happened to be a log from the family's firewood.

Everhart lobbed the chunk of wood, hitting the bear in the head and killing it.

The close call earned Everhart bragging rights -- and a ticket. Park authorities say he didn't properly secure his campsite.

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