Deane Lengkeek wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon when he was attacked and mauled by a grizzly bear in Glacier National Park. His wife Lorraine was wearing a bra, though, and that made all the difference.
On August 28, a young grizzly mauled a woman hiker in the remote Okokmilaga River drainage of Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. Thanks to the quick action of the woman’s companions, the bear was driven away and the victim received only non life-threatening injuries. Bear attacks are rare in the park, but this incident shows that bear country travel always entails risk.