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An eight year old boy playing in a creek in great smoky mountains national park went all the sudden a black bear jumps on him.
-- power line -- dad were in Tennessee's smoky mountains national park when the bear pounced on the boy apparently for no reason.
John -- managed to free his son but then the boy went after Evan -- both of them.
Before dad and -- older brother finally drove the -- off with rocks and sticks here is how Evan looked after the attack.
The -- leaving both father and son with scratches bruises puncture wounds and a whole bunch of stitches.
Here to tell more about a pretty scary ordeal John -- and Evan and Alex.
I guess this was not a situation you know they tell you don't come between a mother bear and her cubs but that didn't happen here John.
No sir no mother bear was there on its own in Hungary.
And trying I was trying to have a lunch that day and we'll let him have them.
-- well part of.
Yeah I can understand that.
Evan you're just play into the creek right what what did you feel what did you see.
And I was taking a picture in my dad and I -- it can't dental lab.
There and highway can have my dad and Alan I'll give -- an email in the mail and looking at -- then went on to being dumped on me.
And you don't have any idea why I guess.
Right I know that you guys John had just enjoyed some fried chicken and and left the chicken in the car Indian wanna attract bears I'm in.
Well that's that's exactly right I had no idea that maybe in the gambling casinos on his shirt.
We had eaten lunch earlier in the day and had no -- on us.
And I'm you know we we weren't looking for the mirror or Ortiz and taunt and anyway do.
Instantly I don't know place so it.
So John you jumped in and and grabbed the bear I guess basically by the mouth and try to -- mafia boy I'll.
I I did -- so was just put sticky -- -- Darren didn't in his draws and within within two seconds I ran.
Come from behind -- to bear by the face -- tomorrow.
And and then started run.
The bear was able to.
EM got disoriented when circles in the -- tackle -- -- second time and then I'm like not again.
Did you did what I -- -- literally.
He -- -- you can -- them Fed I understand I understand you had a little help from Big Brother to Alec Stewart you've gotten involved.
What what did you see I mean your visit -- attacking your little brother that must have ticked you off more than a little bit.
The first thing I noticed was that.
Very jumped on my and my brother and I had no time to react to tell him to get out of the way and I was just.
I'm having a heart attack inside thinking home.
Isn't going to be okay 'cause it's time running in and I'm like oh my gosh it got him again.
And I'm with my dad trying to pull that there off -- an end.
Com next thing you know is that don't sticks and stones Janet and then we noticed it's just going to stand yourself.
-- -- -- -- we're gonna run Carla we're -- Ryan and we find out in the parking lot another family that's he he has bloom everywhere.
Having high tailed it out of there I guess he's going to be okay that the -- pretty unusually aggressive a young male -- their check him for rabies I mean I guess they destroyed the bear when he charged park Rangers as well right John.
Yes I did go back aren't embarrassed to decide that he was.
And addressing the asylum in the same area right and aggressive -- And in the so they did he tackled the Rangers as well.
Well need them to surrender unfortunately.
Alex 35 stitches that I'm sorry and Evan as the 35 stitches.
We know you're going to be okay that's good.
All of you have a great story from your vacation Alex and John congratulations to both of you on.
You're heroics thanks for joining -- think -- champion.
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