Woman Mauled By Brown Bear

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by Gretchen Parsons

 CORDOVA- Thea Thompson was walking along the Heney Ridge trail in Cordova when suddenly her two dogs took off then returned with a lone brown bear chasing them.

 
The bear spotted Thompson and attacked.
 
She was able to hike one and a half miles back to her truck where she drove herself to the hospital.
 
Charlotte Westing of fish and game says Thompson is lucky to be alive.