From The Charleston Gazette:

_The Hardy County man tangled with a 150-pound black bear outside his house and came away with 12 puncture wounds from a bite to his leg. He also needed stitches on his head and ear after he fell trying to get away from the animal.

“He was only about six feet from me and he was coming at me at a dead run. I was scared and I thought maybe that was it, I was done,” Hines said._