A man who survived a bear attack was in no mood to let the bear talk its way out of the situation.
Gilles Cyr of New Brunswick, Canada said a black bear came charging out of the woods towards him, CBC reported.
Cyr was on his woodlot in Grands Falls when the bear attacked.
In a moment of furry, Cyr’s instinct took over, and he grabbed the bear’s tongue.
“When I opened up my eyes it was on top of me – with the friggin’ noise, it’s crazy the way it growls,” Cyr said. “Right from the stomach. It’s not from the mouth, it’s just inside. His mouth was wide open right in front of my face so the last thing I remember I had his tongue in my hand and I didn’t want to let go because he was trying to fight me off. So he was hitting me with his claws, so I says, ‘If you’re going to hurt me, I’m going to hurt you too.’ So he was biting his tongue at the same time,” said Cyr.