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.