Ani Haas on the Today show…today.
Yes, this IS important news, we agree. 24-year-old former US Ski Team memeber Ani Haas punched a Black Bear in the face on Monday, August 1st, 2011. Monday happens to be the day of the week that most bears get punched in the face, it turns out.
Ani was strolling in the woods in Missula, Man-tana on Monday morning when she saw two cubs run up a tree. Just then, the mom ran straight at Ani. She tried to run away, but bears are hecka fast, so naturally, she turned around and gave the bear a gnarly George Foreman right hook straight to the kisser.
Bears hate being punched in the face on Mondays, it turns out. Ani also threw a rock at the bear and the bear left her alone.
Ani suffered mere scratches on one arm and on her chest again reiterating the fact that US Ski Team members are virtually superhuman.
Ani Haas was a freestyle mogul us ski team member as recently as 2010.