(NEWSER) – Officials say a soldier's wife is lucky to be alive after being mauled by a brown bear on a sprawling military base in Alaska. The woman was jogging when she startled the bear and her two cubs, and officials at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson says the bear saw the woman as a threat and attacked her to defend her babies, the AP reports. After the attack, the dazed and bloodied woman, who suffered lacerations to her neck, arms, and legs, walked two miles along a rough, unpaved trail to get help.

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