There goes the neighborhood.
Late Tuesday, an angry mother bear with cubs nearby attacked a 20-pound family dog in Asheville. The bear ripped open sections of the dog's hindquarters. A second family dog, a 30-pound mix basenji, joined the fight and helped beat back the bear, said owner Andrea Hunnicutt. Link.
And if that's not all--
Another bear attack on a family dog here highlights the animals' desperate hunger after a late freeze destroyed much of their food supply, a wildlife official said. Link.