Woman attacked by bear in her yard lives to talk about it
By angelamontana

Posted: March 7, 2024

Bear attacks are seemingly becoming more common in the news, and that is also true back east.  A Pennsylvania woman was attacked by a bear in her yard recently, and she is lucky to be alive.

According to an article by Antonia Planas via nbcnews.com, A bear attacked 55 year-old Lee Anne Galante in her yard as she was letting her dog out…and she was thinking, “I can’t believe this is happening”.

While black bears are generally shy and avoid humans, they can become aggressive if they feel threatened or surprised. However, violent attacks on humans by black bears are rare. In most cases, black bears may bluff charge, vocalize, or swat at humans or their pets as a warning sign before resorting to physical contact. It’s important for humans to remain calm, avoid sudden movements, and slowly back away if they encounter a black bear in the wild. Additionally, proper food storage and following bear safety guidelines can help prevent confrontations with black bears.

In Montana, encounters with black bears are not uncommon, especially in areas where their habitat overlaps with human activity. It’s essential for residents and visitors alike to be aware of black bear behavior and to take precautions when exploring the wilderness.

Click here to read the full article and see the news clip.

Feature photo screenshot of video via nbcnews.com
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