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Wiener dog risks life to save men from bear

A four pound dac h s hu nd named Bradley stood up to a four hundred pound black bear and fought it off so it wouldn't attack his human friends.


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he brave efforts of a small dog is being credited with saving the lives of two
Oscoda County men.


A

four pound dac

h

s

hu

nd named
Bradley stood up to a four hundred pound black bear and fought it off so it wouldn't attack his human friends.


"

I believe honestly the outcome would've been different if Brad had not been with him

," John Force, Bradley's owner said.



"I

f the bear had attack

ed



B

rad

,

It certainly would've attacked the men who were bigger than Brad

."


S

aturday afternoon

,

a group of friends visiting the
Force residence ventured into the woods and took Bradley along for the ride.


"

They came across the mama
and her cubs on the trail and they were a bit surprised, none of them had ever seen a bear before," Force said.


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he large bear stared the men down.

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hey instantly knew they were in trouble.

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ut they didn't realize they already had protection by their side


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Brad jumped off the golf

cart and

attack

ed

the big bear

, they

got into a scuffle

," Force said.


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fter the bear released
Bradley, he ran back to the men. Unfortunately, the bite wounds were too severe and an hour later Bradley died.


"

He was only
four to five pounds, but in his mind I think he thought he was 100 lbs," Lisa Force, Bradley's Owner.


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he force family says this small wiener dog had a history of being fearless



and even though they have two dogs that are much larger than
Bradley.


"

I would expect him to protect me before the
rottweilers probably," Lisa Force said.


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hey are glad he was the one tasked with saving their friends lives.


"

I think he would went out the way he wanted to go out you know he was a little fighter a little scrapper and he didn't think twice about attacking a bear I guarantee you, he would have did it again

," John Force said.

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