JUNEAU, Alaska – A Juneau woman walked away after being mauled by a grizzly bear on Admiralty Island.
Alaska State Troopers say 53-year-old Mary V. Hausler was hunting Thursday when the bear attacked her in thick berry bushes.
The bear advanced on her, and when it was about 10 yards away, she assumed the fetal position.
Troopers say the bear attacked, leaving deep puncture wounds between her ribs and on her left leg. Her companion yelled at the bear, and when it came toward him, he shot at it with his rifle.
Troopers say it's unclear if the bear was hit. It retreated through berry bushes in the opposite direction, and no blood was located.
Hausler walked to the skiff on her own, and was taken to the Juneau hospital. Troopers say she received six stitches to her rib cage and another six to her leg.