Woman's Bear Spray Doesn't Protect Her

20-year-old is mauled in Alaska
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2015 9:28 AM CDT
Woman's Bear Spray Doesn't Protect Her
A brown bear is shown in this photo.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

A line you don't want to hear: She "tried to use bear spray to no avail." That's apparently what happened in Alaska yesterday. The Alaska Dispatch News reports a 20-year-old woman was attacked by a bear near Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula. The mauling reportedly left her with bites and cuts to her head, back, and arm that are not life-threatening, though the captain of Central Emergency Services, which protects 1,000 square miles in the region, says it "sounds like she had some pretty significant injuries and will have a long road ahead of her." (More bear attack stories.)

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