At this time of year, many gardeners are wondering what to do with the tons of zucchini they have growing in their gardens.

Tip: stockpile them! Keep one by the front door, others next to the bed or in the car. You never know when one of these green monsters will come in handy, as it did for this resourceful gal:

Montana woman fends off bear attack with zucchini

The Associated Press
Thursday, September 23, 2010; 9:20 PM

HELENA, Mont. -- A Montana woman fended off a bear trying to muscle its way into her home Thursday by pelting the animal with a large piece of zucchini from her garden.


10/05/2010 18:56

That's a hoot! Do you think it would work on the Tea Party?

10/10/2010 20:43

It's worth a try! Now, what to do with those tomatoes...


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