Last year was a record year for bear complaints in Alaska. They can get close to people due to the fact that they did not have time to accumulate fat for hibernation, there was not enough salmon for everyone, and the berry harvest was poor.
Shannon Stevens, her brother Eric, and their girlfriend arrived in Alaska on February 13. They settled in a yurt, the bathroom was separated on the street. When Shannon went to the bathroom, someone downstairs bit her on the buttocks. About that write AP
“I jumped up and screamed when it happened,” Stevens recalls.
His brother came running to his screams. He thought Shannon had been bitten by a squirrel or a 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 looking at me through the hole. I closed the lid as fast as I could. I said, “There’s a bear down there, we have to get out of here now.” And we ran back to the yurt as fast as we could, ”Eric said.
Back at home, the girl was treated for the wound. It was bleeding, but it wasn’t serious. If the situation worsened, Eric planned to take his sister to the nearest town, but nothing happened.
When the tourists came out of the yurt in the morning, they saw the tracks of a bear all around. The animal itself was gone.
Biologist Karl Koch suggested that the bear did not bite Shannon, but simply hit him with its paw.
“As far as I know, she is the only person on Earth who was kicked in the butt while sitting on the toilet in winter,” said the biologist.
After the accident, Shannon plans to develop a new habit: leaning into the toilet before sitting on it.
It was previously reported that in the American National Park Glacier, Montana, a group of tourists came across a bear and ran away from him.
Furthermore, a resident of the Asyma village of Gorny ulus in Yakutia, in front of a bear, scared the beast with a scream and a burning newspaper.
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