Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bear vs. woman

Fortunately, momma bear was being protective and not predatory...

From the AP

A Hawaii woman was being treated in a Seattle hospital today after she was mauled by a brown bear in Southeast Alaska.

Ann Scheller, 57, suffered head, neck and leg wounds in the attack Sunday in Berg Bay, about 20 miles east of Wrangell. Scheller said she was briefly separated from two hikers on a trail when she got between the female bear and its cubs. The bears left the area after the mauling.

“I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Scheller said in a telephone interview with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. “She sent out the warnings and I was just trying to move on.”

Scheller, an emergency room nurse, told the newspaper she was discovered by her friends about an hour after the attack. She was in satisfactory condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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