ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman had the scare of a lifetime last weekend when using an outhouse in the backcountry.

She was attacked by a bear, from below. Shannon Stevens tells The Associated Press that she sat down on the toilet and felt something bite her.

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She jumped up and screamed.

Her brother ran out of their yurt with a headlamp, opened the lid and saw a bear's face staring right back at him.

They hightailed it back to the yurt, where Shannon's wound was dressed. it was determined not to be serious.

Officials suspect it was a black bear, and it had moved off by the next day.

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