EAGLE RIVER, Alaska — A woman is recovering after being mauled by a bear Monday night that dragged her by the foot -- until her Croc shoe came off -- when she and her husband were camping at the Eagle River campground.
Mike and Tammy Anthony said they went for a walk on a trail leading to the river about 7:30 p.m. Monday when Mike saw bear prints in a sandy area. Mike said they hadn't seen any bear signs until he saw the prints, just before the bear attacked Tammy.
"I was going to tell him it's time to turn back and we had heard it growl in the brush and she did her charge," Tammy Anthony said. "And I screamed and ran maybe 20 feet from him and she turned around and went back to her cubs."
Anthony thought the attack ended with the charge, before the bear returned.