Stop me if you heard this before:
A man was walking through the woods and saw a bear with its cubs. Knowing it would probably be a good idea not to get too close he kept his distance while observing them. Without warning he was suddenly attack by a mountain lion that wanted nothing more than a hiker for dinner. Without missing a beat the bear jumped in and fought the lion away to save the man. My guess is that it probably helped him up, wiped the dirt off of him, and then gave him the thumbs up as he walked away.
Naturally the local wild life management officials think that the man is lying, probably because his story is just too awesome for them to put in a government report. They claim that there are not only no reported mountain lion attacks in that area, but there are no mountain lions even known in almost the entire state. My real concern out of all of this is that the local officials are holding back on finding the bear that defended the man and give it a medal. If I was to stop some thugs or death animals from killing a child I would expect a reward of some kind, this bear is getting nothing but ignored.
Source: USA Today