Wednesday, February 22, 2006

And In This Corner, Standing Eight Feet Tall And Weighing In At More Than 700 Pounds...

Thanks to DK for the pointer to this story:
IVUJIVIK, Quebec — Lydia Angyiou...lives in Ivujivik, a village of 300 people on the shore of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec.

One Wednesday evening earlier this month, Angyiou was walking near the village community center with her two sons when a group of children playing street hockey nearby started shouting and pointing frantically.

Angyiou, 41, turned around and saw a [700-pound] polar bear sizing up her 7-year-old son.

She told the children to run and raced around to get between the bear and her son. Then she started kicking and punching the animal, according to police reports. [Emphasis added]

The polar bear, unwilling to take any crap from a middle-aged hausfrau, responded with force to Angyiou's initial volley. Want to know how things turned out? Read more here. Teaser/hint: one of the two combatants didn't make it out of the grudge match and is probably a rug on someone's living room floor right now.

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