Bears are a problem in many parts of the country, yet especially so in Alaska, where the giant grizzlies and brown bears roam. Humans enjoy water activities, but that’s where bears find much of their food, making conflict inevitable.

This video chronicles the plight of a young woman whose only means of transportation is in the jaws of a bear. She pleads emotionally, perhaps hysterically, for the bruin to stop ruining her gear with little effect. What would you have done? Watch the drama unfold.

How would you have handled this situation? Tell us about it in the comments section below.