Madison
48° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Wife rescues husband from black bear attack

Published On: May 16 2013 01:13:02 PM CDT
Updated On: May 16 2013 05:19:12 PM CDT

Photo courtesy Gerre Ninnemann

A bear that attacked a man Wednesday is seen biting a hose outside a cabin in Silver Cliff.

SILVER CLIFF, Wis. -

A man is recovering from injuries suffered when he was attacked by a black bear in Marinette County.

Gerre Ninnemann's wife, Marie, came to the rescue as the bear bit him and clawed his back outside a cabin in Silver Cliff Wednesday. Ninnemann first spotted the bear going after his dog. Sheriff's officials say the bear then went after Ninnemann and attacked while his wife grabbed a shotgun and some shells. Marie Ninnemann hit the bear over the head with the gun because she didn't know how to load the shells.

The bear let her husband go and they both retreated to the cabin. The couple called the sheriff's department as the bear continued to circle the cabin. WLUK-TV reported a sheriff's deputy arrived and fatally shot the bear as it approached him.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement