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BEAR COUNTRY — I have no shame in admitting that I am afraid of bears. Scratch that, I am terrified of bears. They run fast, climb trees, swim like Michael Phelps and they're pretty darn clever. Give me a moment as I shudder.

With that out in the open, it now makes sense that I have been looking for some form of protection from bears for years now. I’ve thought about bear spray, but I’m pretty sure that’s just going to make the beast more angry with me and make my demise more painful. I thought about moving to the beach, but then I realized bears can still get there, and now I’ve added sharks to the equation; not smart. It turns out all I needed all these years to feel safe was ex-Marine Carl Moore.

The best way to describe Moore would be, well, I have no idea. The man’s a character, but he’s a character with some guts, a soft spot for a tiny dog and a mean right cross.

Moore claims that his dog, which may be mistaken for a tiny throw pillow, was standing face to face with a bear and Moore wasn’t going to have any of that. Moore says he ran at the bear and punched it right in the face.

Don’t believe him? Well, his long-time friend John Sargent corroborated the story and claims Moore nearly took the animal’s head off.

Sure, Moore’s story may seem better suited for something your old grand pappy tells you over a campfire, but I think Moore’s quote, which should be printed on shirts everywhere, tells us that we should trust this 73-year-old pugilist: “The man or beast I run from ain’t been born. And his momma’s already dead.”

You watch the video while I head to the T-shirt printing shop.

About the Author: John Clyde ----------------------------

John has been writing about movies, news, sports and pretty much anything awesome for more than five years. John is the co-host of the Flix Junkies podcast and will always entertain you with his stories. John is an alumnus of both Utah Valley University and BYU. He, his wife and their two children call Salt Lake City home.

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