Nilagiri, Feb 21: A stray dog saved a youth from a bear attack in Nilagiri area in Balasore district.
According to reports, one Sabyasachi Mohapatra of Nilagiri area was returning to his home on his motorcycle on Saturday at around 11 pm.
Meanwhile, a stray dog blocked his way and barked frequently abnormally near ward No 4. However, he tried to drive the dog out of his way blowing the bike horn, alerting shout but the dog did not allow him to proceed further.
Anticipating something wrong, Sabyasachi called his brother for help. Later, brother came with a light and saw a bear standing on the road.
On alert of the two siblings, locals gathered to chase the bear into Swarnachuda forest.