Shannon Stevens, along with her brother Erik and his girlfriend, snowmobiled to Erik's yurt in the back country near Haines, Alaska, on 13 FEB and got the scare of a lifetime when she was attacked from below by a bear in an outhouse, the Associated Press reported.
Erik heard his sister's screams and went out to investigate, opening the toilet seat to find "a bear face ... just looking right back up through the hole, right at me," he said.
He shut the lid and ran back to the yurt, where they treated Shannon's wound with a first aid kit and determined is wasn't serious.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife
Management biologist Carl Koch said the bear probably swiped at her with its paw, rather than biting her.
"She could be the only person on Earth that this has ever happened to," Koch speculated.
[Associated Press, 2/19/2021]