Monday, October 19, 2015

Woman Pleads with Bear to Stop Breaking her Kayak

From the author: "During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alask, 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 but headed home to Ketchikan on the ferry Monday! Thanks for all the support friends!"

Some are saying that perhaps the bear didn't respond to her was because his name probably isn't "Bear". Try with "Stuart" or "Jerry" next time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A woman solo kayaking in middle of Alaska?
Sounds like she should be home with family.