Husky fights off black bear at campsite in Alaska

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Aug. 16, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A visitor to an Alaska campsite captured video of the moment a mother black bear attacked her Siberian husky and the dog was able to drive the predator away.

A video posted to YouTube by Tom Henderson shows the mother black bear charging at the dog next to its owner's camper at a family campsite at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

The bear and husky get into a brief fight off-camera and Henderson's wife can be heard yelling at the bruin to get away.

The bear runs off into the woods with her three cubs after just a few moments. The husky appears in frame a few seconds later, showing it was unharmed by the encounter.

Henderson said the dog was not injured and did not require veterinary care.

He said the same bear wandered into a residence a few days after the incident and was put down by authorities.

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