Woman Scolds Bear As It Chews Her Kayak

It’s pretty easy to watch this video and second guess the woman’s scolding of this giant bear. Doesn’t she know that bears don’t speak English?

But then again, she was on a solo trip far into the Alaskan wilderness, and the kayak is her way home. As she tells it:

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.

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