06/16/12 - 1:03pm
ANCHORAGE — The grizzly bear sank its teeth into Ben Radakovich’s back, at one point lifting him from the ground and shaking him hard as it mauled him on an Alaska trail.
The 30-year-old man recalled that as the enraged bear with a young cub pounced, he had no time to fear death: just a split second to yell and step back.
“I didn’t really think anything,” he said after Sunday’s attack during a solo hike along the Penguin Creek Trail south of Anchorage. “I was just reacting instinctively.”