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During the last 100 years, bear-human conflict in Alaska has resulted in 58 documented fatalities, hundreds of injuries and extensive property damage. Two people died of bear attacks in Alaska in 2005.
The odds of your being killed by a bear are extremely small. Yet the likelihood of a bear attack remains a very real threat to hunters, fishermen and anyone who enjoys areas where black and brown bears congregate.
Here are the stories of four survivors.