The girl after meeting with the bear was slightly injured
Last year was a record year for complaints about bears in Alaska. They can approach people due to the fact that they did not have time to work up fat for hibernation – not enough salmon for everyone, and the berry harvest was poor.
Shannon Stevens, her brother Eric and his girlfriend arrived in Alaska on 13 February. They settled in a yurt, the toilet was separately on the street. When Shannon went to the restroom, someone from the bottom bit her on the buttocks. Writes about this AP.
“I jumped up and screamed when it happened,” Stevens recalls.
Her brother came running to her screams. He thought Shannon had been bitten by a squirrel or mink. Eric took a flashlight and went to find out exactly who was in the cesspool.
“I lifted the toilet seat, and there, right at the level of the toilet seat, there was a bear face that was looking through the hole right at me. I just closed the lid as quickly as I could. I said, “There’s a bear down there, we need to get out of here now.” And we ran back to the yurt as fast as we could, ”said Eric.
Already in the house, the girl was treated for the wound. There was bleeding, but not serious. If the situation worsened, Eric planned to take his sister to the nearest city, but nothing happened.
When the tourists left the yurt in the morning, they saw the tracks of a bear all over the surrounding area. The animal itself was gone.
Biologist Karl Koch suggested that the bear did not bite Shannon, but simply hit him with his paw.
“As far as I know, she is the only person on Earth who got kicked in the ass while sitting on the toilet in winter,” said the biologist.
After the accident, Shannon plans to develop a new habit: peeking into the toilet before sitting on it.
Earlier it was reported that in the American National Park Glacier, Montana, a group of tourists met a bear and fled from him.
Also, a resident of the Asyma village of the Gorny ulus in Yakutia, faced with a bear, scared the beast away with a cry and a burning newspaper.
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