In Sierra Madre, Southern California, a 19-year-old girl was attacked by a bear and managed to save herself by hitting it with a laptop, according to ABC7.
The teenager was sleeping in her backyard when the bear attack forced her to wake up.
The bear scratched the girl’s arms and legs before it bit her. Once the attack started, the young woman took her laptop and started hitting the bear.
“That got the bear to let her go and she ran inside,” Captain Patrick Foy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife told reporters.
Despite the severity of the incident, the girl’s injuries were not fatal and now he’s home recuperating.
After learning that a young woman was attacked by a bear, Patrick Floy reported that the attacking animal has not been captured so far, but will be sacrificed if they find out.
Investigators took DNA samples from the woman’s wounds for analysis in a forensic lab. The next day two bears were caught in the vicinity of the house, but neither of them turned out to be the attacker.
The young woman attacked by a bear is not the only event on record. Although attacks by wild animals are rare in the region, an increasing number have already been recorded this year.
“We’ve had three cougar attacks in California since January. And we’ve had a coyote attack in Orange County and this bear attack two days ago. It’s not a common occurrence,” Patrick Foy said.
With RT information