Woman Treks Two Miles After Bear Attack

    KATMAI NATIONAL PARK, AK - AUGUST 28: EXCLUSIVE A brown Bear is pictured at sunrise at Mount Kukak on August 28, 2011 in Katmai National Park, Alaska. The chase is on for this sushi-loving Yogi bear as he grapples with his slippery dinner. This salmon cannot quite believe its luck as it escapes being the next meal for this big fella - who sits down with a dopey expression that sums up his disappointment. During the summer the brown bears of Alaska have just a few months to build up enough body fat to survive the harsh winter. They must catch at least ten prime 30 pound Alaskan salmon a day to survive. In September the salmon run in this part of Alaska reaches its peak, and the fish become so frequent that the bears can afford to sit lazily and wait for their dinner to come to them. Top-class nature photographer, Jon Cornforth, 39 from Seattle, USA travelled to Katmai wildlife reserve to photograph the feeding bears as up close as possible. (Photo by Jon Cornforth / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)

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    A female jogger on an Anchorage military base saved herself by managing to hike two miles after a brown bear launched a bloody attack on her. After being separated from her husband while jogging on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the woman, who asked that her identity not be released, came across a brown bear with two cubs in tow. Perceiving the jogger as a threat, the bear attacked. Officials have not yet determined if the woman played dead, which is the proper protocol, or fell unconscious. “The survival instinct for that woman is phenomenal. The trauma that she went through and the walk out was heroic,” said Mark Sledge, senior conservation law enforcement officer at the base. It is unclear whether Sarah Palin would be prouder of the jogger or the Mama Bear.

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