DKU: Teens stab bear with kitchen knife to save his dog.


15 year-old Pierce Orminston rescued his dog, Dublin, by stabbing the black bear that was attacking her.

A Canadian teen, Pierce Orminston heard his dog barking in the backyard, so he grabbed a pot and a spoon to make a racket and scare whatever critter that was causing the commotion. It wasn’t a raccoon or stray cat however, it was an adult black bear that proceeded to attack his dog.


“I started hitting the bear in the head with a pot. Then I dropped the pot and tried to tackle it and pushed it and nothing happened,” he said…


“…Orminston said he ran back inside the house to grab a six-inch kitchen knife; he stabbed the bear, grabbed his dog and ran into the house.

The bear ran around the yard, flipping over furniture before it took off.

Orminston said he especially remembers the bear’s smell.

“It smelled like a mixture of mold and blood and fish,” he said. “It was probably one of the grossest things I’ve ever smelled.”


Pierce deserves serious kudos for his act of heroism. Amazingly, neither he nor Dublin were injured in the encounter. Despite the risks, the teen said he would do it again in a heartbeat. CBC continues:

“I couldn’t stand by and watch. I’d need to react. I couldn’t watch someone get attacked by a bear,” he said.

It seems like Dublin understands how lucky she is. She hasn’t left Ormiston’s side since she was attacked.”

Huzzah young man. Grab yourself a big piece of that ham-like meat product you call bacon. Or a doughnut at Timmy’s. You earned it.


  1. Don says:

    Ditto that HUZZAH!

  2. Sam L. says:

    A boy is that dog’s best friend.

    1. Please don’t ever stop commenting Sam. You so often make me laugh.

  3. ff says:

    What a brave and great kid.

    Come to the US and get your CHL. You are one of the good guys.

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