80-year-old Port Carling man receives OPP bravery citation for fighting off black bear

Norman Ruff fought the bear that entered his home in 2019

Black bears, be on alert: Norman Ruff is not a man you want to mess with.

The 80-year-old man received a Citation of Bravery from the Bracebridge OPP on Tuesday, in recognition of his tussle with a bear back in 2019.

Police say Ruff fought off a black bear that had entered his home on July 31 of that year. The animal hightailed it through an open door following a brief physical confrontation with Ruff.

Mr. Ruff was treated for minor injuries after the incident.

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