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.