Like a scene out of Jaws, An Alaskan woman had the scare of a lifetime when using an outhouse and was attacked by a bear…from below!
“I got out there and sat down on the toilet and immediately something bit my butt right as I sat down,” said Shannon Stevens, when she spoke to the Associated Press.
Her brother heard the screaming and went out to the outhouse, about 150 feet away from the yurt in which they were staying in with a small group. There, he found Shannon tending to her wound. They at first thought she had been bitten by a squirrel or a mink, or something small.
“I just shut the lid as fast as I could. I said, ‘There’s a bear down there, we got to get out of here now,’” her brother said. “And we ran back to the yurt as fast as we could.”
Once safely away, Shannon was treated with a first aid kit and determined that the wound was not serious.
The following morning, the group found bear tracks all over the area but it appears that the bear had left the area.
Shannon joked, “I expect it’s probably not that bad of a little den in the winter.”