"Why Are You Doing This, Bear? Stop It!"
Most people would probably run away from a black bear… but not Mary Maley.
While on a kayaking and camping trip out in the Alaska wilderness, this video shows Mary confronting a bear.
The video begins with Mary pepper spraying the poor approaching bear. The bear then decides to take its aggression out on her kayak, which happens to be Mary’s only way out of the wilderness.
As the bear begins gnawing on the kayak, Mary continuously asks, (in the most annoying voice ever,) “Why are you doing this, bear? Stop it,” and “Why are you here? You’re supposed to be asleep?”
Serves you right, Mary; you’re lucky it was only the kayak the bear decide to chew on.
Her voice may be the ONLY reason the bear busted her kayak! Stop talking Mary!
On YouTube, Mary Maley writes:
During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alask, a bear attacked my kayak. This incident occurred outside of a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, Wrangell District, Alaska. I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the cabin to dry while I went on a 4 mile hike that begins just behind the cabin. I heard something outside as I ate my lunch, and well, I never got to go on that hike. This video is taken 5 minutes after the attack began, he continued to gnaw on it for another 5 or 10 after the video ends. Shortly after the bear left and I drug the kayak back to the cabin door step. Then I swam to the S/V anchored in the bay. They did not have their radio on and I feared I would be stranded! The German flagged S/v Caledonia took me and my things to Wrangell where I am trying to repair my kayak now.