PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A video of one WVU graduate’s encounter with a bear, and her kayak, is going viral.
Mary Maley posted this video from Alaska. She’s a West Virginia University graduate.
“Thank you for leaving my kayak alone,” she tells the bear as it looks at her outside a cabin in Berg Bay.
“I’m now going to pepper spray you in the face,” Maley says, as she pepper proceeds to pepper spray the bear.
That was probably the wrong thing to do.
As you can see, the bear turned his frustrations on Mary’s kayak.
“Why are you doing that,” Maley yells at the bear, as it claws at her kayak. “You’re breaking it bear, why are you breaking my kayak?”
That’s when Mary decides to ask the bear why it’s even there in the first place.
“Gosh darn it, why are you doing that, please stop bear, it’s the end of September, why are you hear bear, you’re supposed to be asleep.”
After several minutes of Mary pleading with the “bear” the video ends.
“It’s not even food! It doesn’t taste good,” Maley says.
“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.”
Her step-father told WBOY, Jeff Miller, she met some wonderful people who are helping her out.
“Even at 5′ tall and 110 lbs, she’s always been fiercely independent,” said Miller.
There have been several black bear sightings in Northwestern Pennsylvania, but we haven’t heard of any of them involving a kayak.