12 Year Old Girl is Attacked by a Bear and Lives to Tell About it
A 12-year-old Michigan girl is alive and well after a black bear attacked as she jogged near her grandparents' home.
Abby Wetherell was jogging on a trail in Cadillac, Mich., Thursday when she was mauled by a black bear that weighed several hundred pounds. She finally got away after a second attack by the same bear. She told Good Morning America how she did it.
Abby sustained deep gashes and puncture wounds to her thighs and back. She needed more than 100 stitches to close her wounds.
"When the bear was attacking me, I couldn't feel it," she said "I was just numb. I don't know how or why but my whole body went numb and when I started getting up it hurt bad."
Abby was taken by helicopter to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich., where she underwent more than two hours of surgery. Abby says she's determined not to let her run-in with the bear haunt her.
"It's over. But, I'm not going to go in the woods without anybody," she said. "I'm OK and I'll be all right."