I just heard this story on the news. So all of you zucchini haters listen up.
This happened by Missoula Montana.
A bear attacked a lady's 12 year old dog so she started yelling at the bear. It charged her and clawed the lady's leg. She made it into her house and grabbed the closest weapon she could find which was a zucchini on her counter. Hitting the beast with the vegetable was just the ticket. The bear ran off into the woods.
With this story in mind, you should always keep a zucchini handy.
If you don't need the zucchini as a weapon you could always make the cookie's in the following post.