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Bear ignores desperate pleas of woman, eats kayak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska --A camper in Alaska learned a difficult lesson: sometimes when you pepper spray a bear, it eats your kayak.

In a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, Mary Maley initially thanked the black bear for leaving her kayak alone, but then she pepper-sprayed the bear in the face as the animal approached her, causing the bear to turn its attention to her kayak, reports CBS affiliate KTVA.

Maley can then be heard pleading with the bear, "Bear! Bear! You're breaking my kayak. Why are you doing that? Why are you breaking my kayak? "

The bear ignored her and continued to destroy the kayak and Maley asked, ""It's the end of September. You're supposed to be asleep. Why are you here?"

"It's not even food. It doesn't even taste good. It's just plastic," Maley said before the video ended.

"This video [was] taken 5 minutes after the attack began," Maley wrote in the video description. "He continued to gnaw on it for another 5 or 10 after the video ends."

Black bear with plastic bucket stuck on head finally freed 00:56

Maley was reportedly attempting a solo trip between Ketchikan and Petersburg when she stopped at the U.S. Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, she wrote. The cabin is located 22 miles southeast of Wrangell, according to the Forest Service's website.

"I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the cabin to dry while I went on a 4 mile hike that begins just behind the cabin. I heard something outside as I ate my lunch, and well, I never got to go on that hike," Maley wrote.

After the bear left, Maley said she dragged her kayak closer to the cabin and swam to a nearby boat for help. She ended up in Wrangell, she wrote, where she began repairing her damaged kayak.

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