Mary Maley was on a solo kayak trip between Ketchikan to Petersburg, in Alaska. When she stopped to take a rest at a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, a bear attacked her kayak.
Maley caught the incident on video and later uploaded it to YouTube.
“I’m going to pepper spray you in the face! That’s what I’m going to do to you,” Maley says at the start of the video.
On her YouTube video she wrote: “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.”
According to her YouTube account, the bear continued to gnaw on it for another five to ten after the video ends.
After the incident, she had to swim to a nearby sailing vessel that was anchored in the bay to reach help.