A woman in Wisconsin saved her husbands life in an odd way. Gerre Ninnemann was tackled by a bear as he attempted to save his dog from an impeding attack. As the bear bit into the man’s leg, his wife took action.
Marie Ninnemann found her husband’s shotgun in the basement, but it wasn’t loaded. Marie attempted to load the gun but couldn’t figure out the process. Thinking quickly on her feet, Marie ran outside and smashed the butt of the shotgun into the bear’s head.
Pointing the unloaded gun at the bear, the couple backtracked into their home.
Not prepared to flee from its human meal, the bear proceeded to circle the couple,s home while looking at the couple through several windows located around the house.
Eventually, a responding deputy found and killed the one-year-old bear with a single shot.
While Gerre Ninneman suffered from several vite marks to his waist, leg, and head, he is expected to make a full recovery. Gerre required staples for some of his wounds but is expected to make a full recovery.
The couple’s dog was also safe thanks to Marie’s quick and courageous thinking.
To err on the side of caution, authorities are checking the bear (not pictured) for rabies. Despite their ability to attack, bears in the area typically stay away from humans and homes. In fact, over the last several decades, only a few bear attacks have been reported.
So what’s next for the couple? Gerre plans to teach his wife how to properly load his shotgun.
Could you club a bear on the head to protect your loved ones?