AWashington state woman escaped a bear attack outside her home with injuries on Saturday morning after she hit it in the face, according to a wildlife official.
The unnamed woman in Leavenworth was charged by an adult female black bear as she was letting her dog out,
the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement.
She sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
The bear was killed later than morning by wildlife officers,
and two cubs were captured and taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility, the statement said.
State wildlife biologist Rich Beausoleil told Seattle’s KING-TV that the woman made the right call by attacking the bear after she was knocked to the ground.
“She didn’t see it coming, so she could not make herself big, clap her hands, you know, yell at the bear, wave her arms,” Beausoleil told the station.
“Those are the things we usually tell people to do.”