BURLINGTON, Conn. – A hiker in Burlington, Connecticut is happy she made it out of the woods unscathed after a group of bears surrounded her on a trail.
Stephanie Rivkin started recording the bears after she spotted them in the woods. She thought she was keeping a safe distance, but the bears kept inching closer and closer.
One of them even reached out and grabbed her leg with its teeth.
“The teeth scared the hell out of me. I was thinking, ‘Oh, he’s going to take a whole leg muscle out in one bite!”
The bears eventually got spooked and ran away. The tags on one of the bears’ ears helped authorities identify it as a one-year-old male.
Officials immediately closed the trail after the scary encounter.