Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Student Recovering from Injuries after Bear Attack in Alaska

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Student Recovering from Injuries after Bear Attack in Alaska

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B.C. student recovering from bear attack

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - When Julia Stafford returns to class at the University of British Columbia this September, she'll have a real-life tale to tell about surviving a bear attack in Alaska's wilderness.

The 20-year-old native of Seattle, Wash., said she spent Tuesday recovering in hospital with minor injuries after being pulled six metres during a grizzly bear attack.

"It was pretty scary at the time, but it doesn't really bother me much now," Stafford told The Canadian Press in an interview.

The attack took place while Stafford and a colleague were collecting rock samples in a ravine near Alaska's Tangle Lakes, northeast of Anchorage.

Without warning, a mother bear and her two cubs emerged from the fog.

"We just kind of got surprised by the bear, and the bear was surprised by us," said Stafford.

Stafford said she and her colleague began to back away, walking up a hill, but the bear followed, first walking and then running after the workers. …

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