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Jon Johnson, 71, beat the bear and was involved in a & # 39; boxing match & # 39; with the animal after he found it in his kitchen
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A Colorado couple managed a violent & # 39; boxing match & # 39; to survive with a mother bear in their home, after the huge beast with two of its cubs invaded their kitchen and plundered their cupboards.

Jon Johnson (71) and his wife George Ann Fields were in the basement of their home in Pine, Jefferson County on Monday evening, when she heard a thunderous sound coming from above.

Johnson went to investigate and said he turned the corner of the basement staircase to find a "bear that looked me in the eye."

"She wiped my nose – I hit her on the arm," Johnson recalled GMA, marking the start of what he called a "sparring competition."

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Jon Johnson, 71, beat the bear and was involved in a & # 39; boxing match & # 39; with the animal after he found it in his kitchen

His wife, George Ann Field, used a baseball bat to attack the animal in her kitchen after she found it

His wife, George Ann Field, used a baseball bat to attack the animal in her kitchen after she found it

Jon Johnson, 71, beat the bear and was involved in a & # 39; boxing match & # 39; with the animal after he found it in his kitchen. His wife, George Ann Field, used a baseball bat to attack the animal in her kitchen after she found it

Guard images outside the couple's house show the bear entering the property through a screen door, along with two of his cubs

Guard images outside the couple's house show the bear entering the property through a screen door, along with two of his cubs

Guard images outside the couple's house show the bear entering the property through a screen door, along with two of his cubs

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"There was really no decision to run because I could either go to the bear or stay there and avoid getting to George," Johnson said, adding, "I was going to do whatever it took to defend her.

Guard images outside the couple's house show the bear entering the property through a screen door, along with two of his cubs.

The mother bear wiped Johnson "several times with his claws" during the fight and left him with a series of cracks in his face, stomach and both arms.

However, the 71-year-old says his injuries might have been much more serious, if not for Fields' heroic actions, who went after the bear with a Louisville Slugger bat and started beating it in the head to ward off the animal and save it her husband's life.

"I felt that I had a lightning bolt in my body that powered that (baseball) bat. I was so scared, an emotional Fields revealed to KMGH. "My adrenaline was, I mean, I can still hear it."

The mother bear wiped Johnson "several times with his claws" during the fight and left him with a series of cracks in his face, stomach and both arms
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The mother bear wiped Johnson "several times with his claws" during the fight and left him with a series of cracks in his face, stomach and both arms

The mother bear wiped Johnson "several times with his claws" during the fight and left him with a series of cracks in his face, stomach and both arms

Claw marks are visible on Johnson & # 39; s belly

Claw marks are visible on Johnson & # 39; s belly

Claw marks are visible on Johnson & # 39; s belly

A deep cut was also held on his arm in the bare knuckle

A deep cut was also held on his arm in the bare knuckle

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A deep cut was also held on his arm in the bare knuckle

The fight lasted about two minutes, but the couple admitted it felt like a lifetime.

While the couple kept exchanging the beats with the bear, the mother finally gave in, turned around and ran back through the kitchen.

Dazed by the strikes of Field's bat, the bear first crashed its head against the wall before running out of the kitchen door with its two cubs.

"There was a bear in the house, it attacked my husband." Fields can be heard by an operator in a 911 conversation that was dialed just seconds later.

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Jefferson County officials came on the scene where Johnson was treated for his injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

Fields was unharmed in the ordeal.

While the couple kept exchanging the beats with the bear, the mother finally gave in, turned around and ran back through the kitchen. Dazed by the strikes of Field & # 39; s bat, the bear first crashed its head against the wall before running out of the kitchen door with its two cubs

While the couple kept exchanging the beats with the bear, the mother finally gave in, turned around and ran back through the kitchen. Dazed by the strikes of Field & # 39; s bat, the bear first crashed its head against the wall before running out of the kitchen door with its two cubs

While the couple kept exchanging the beats with the bear, the mother finally gave in, turned around and ran back through the kitchen. Dazed by the strikes of Field & # 39; s bat, the bear first crashed its head against the wall before running out of the kitchen door with its two cubs

The couple found the bear and his cub eating bread in their kitchen and attacked the mother with a bat and fists (file photo)

The couple found the bear and his cub eating bread in their kitchen and attacked the mother with a bat and fists (file photo)

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The couple found the bear and his cub eating bread in their kitchen and attacked the mother with a bat and fists (file photo)

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The Colorado parks and wildlife searched for the bear with a dog unit and found him on Tuesday morning around 7:00 am at about 800 meters from the house.

The bear was euthanized on site, according to CPW. After an orphan attacks a person with injury as a result, it must be euthanized according to his policy.

DNA samples from the bear were sent to the University of Wyoming Forensics Lab for analysis to confirm that the bear was responsible for the attack.

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Neither of the two cubs seen next to the mother in the house has been found, but officials hope to track them down to care for and rehabilitate them.

Nature officers continue to work in the area to find the cubs.

Officials also warned the local community that bears are incredibly active at this time of year because they try to eat as much as possible before the hibernation season.

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