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I nearly died after black bear savagely attacked me when I caught him raiding my fridge…quick-thinking act saved my life | The Sun
IT was meant to be a scenic break miles away from civilization during the pandemic.
But cancer sufferer Laurel-Rose von Hoffmann-Curzi’s family getaway turned to terror when she was savagely attacked by a bear.
She came face-to-face with the black monster rifling through her fridge during a break on Lake Tahoe in October 2021.
Retired Californian doctor Laurel-Rose, 67, told how she, husband Mario, 68, a kidney specialist, and her son Michael, 30, were staying at a cabin when she heard crashing sounds from the kitchen early one morning.
When she went to investigate at the top of the stairs she saw a huge bear raiding the fridge.
She recalled: “The only light was a very dim glow from the open side-by-side freezer door, illuminating the back of a standing – and very large – black bear.
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“It was taking things out of the freezer and flinging them on the floor.
“That was what was creating the loud, pounding, crashing sound. The bear, apparently, did not like frozen meat. That was very clear.”
Within seconds the bear launched a savage attack which left Laurel-Rose with dozens of stitches as it tore at her face, breasts and abdomen.
She said: “It all happened in a moment… There was no real pause, no real time to do all the things that people counsel you to do.
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