Lilly, the 9-year old golden retriever was curious – she saw a baby bear prowling outside their house in Northampton, Massachusetts decided to investigate.
That was a great mistake because the 250-lb black mother bear was keeping a watch over her cub and did not want any interference from any golden retriever. So – it lunged at Lilly and would have killed the dog if it had not been for a brave mistress of the house.
She saw the attack and ran out with the only weapon she could lay her hands on - it was a toy wooden sword!!
She frightened the bear away by swinging the wooden sword and took the dog Lilly to the vet for treatment – it was a narrow escape for the dog.
This information has been reported in mailonine dated 6th of May 2012.