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Bear attacks dog at feet of man in Evergreen Township

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Toby the black Labrador retriever probably didn’t have to lay down his life the day he was chased by a big black bear, but if he hadn’t, a human member of his family might be dead now.


Toby, an 8-year-old, 95-pound black lab owned by John Wacker of Evergreen Township, was a friendly, smart dog.

He loved to sneak off and play with the neighbor kids a half-mile away.

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