Bear comes for a visit, girl pepper sprays bear, bear kills her kayak and leaves her stranded


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"During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alaska, a bear attacked my kayak.

This incident occurred outside of a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, Wrangell District, Alaska. I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the cabin to dry while I went on a 4 mile hike that begins just behind the cabin."

I heard something outside as I ate my lunch, and well, I never got to go on that hike. This video is taken 5 minutes after the attack began, he continued to gnaw on it for another 5 or 10 after the video ends. Shortly after the bear left and I drug the kayak back to the cabin door step. Then I swam to the S/V anchored in the bay. 

They did not have their radio on and I feared I would be stranded! The German flagged S/v Caledonia took me and my things to Wrangell where I am trying to repair my kayak now."  via Mary Maley

If her voice seemed a bit much, and the response wasn't the way you would have handled it, how would you handle this situation?  Comment below.  Here's a link to good knowledge of how to deal with bears in the wild.  Thankfully no-one was injured in the above footage.  

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