HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home Thursday by pelting the animal with a large piece of zucchini from her garden.
The woman suffered minor scratches and one of her dogs was wounded after tussling with the 200-pound bear.
The attack happened just after midnight, when the woman let her three dogs into the backyard for their nighttime ritual before she headed to bed, Missoula County Sheriff's Lt. Rich Maricelli said. Authorities believe the black bear was just 25 yards away, eating apples from a tree.
The bear fought with one of the dogs, then came after the woman in her doorway. She reached behind her and grabbed the zucchini from her kitchen counter.  She threw the vegetable, which bopped the bear on the top of its head, and the animal fled, Maricelli said.

(This story is courtesy of the Monterey County Herald.)

This might just be the best use of zucchini ever!

I hope this (true!) story made you laugh...I did!