Owner keeps llama from being attacked by bear

BLAIRSTOWN - This past weekend Lydia Chiappini says she kept her pet llama, Gus, from being mauled by a black bear.

Chiappini says she woke up when she heard Gus crying, which she thought was just two llamas fighting with each other. Chiappini says she heard Gus continue to cry so she went outside to check, which is when she saw the bear clawing at Gus's neck and biting into his head.

Chiappini says she stood behind the llama and the bear and yelled "get out" loudly, which she says scared the bear. It backed up but stayed in the yard. Police arrived soon after and fatally shot the bear.

Chiappini says about 15 years ago she lost one of her llamas in a bear attack and doesn't want to go through it again.

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