A western Massachusetts teenager says she feels lucky after suffering just minor injuries in a bear attack.
Seventeen-year-old Carly Hall of Belchertown tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette she was walking a family friend's dog with three other teens in Amherst on Saturday night when they encountered a black bear.
The teens scattered, but the bear followed Hall, who had the dog on a leash.
She let go of the leash when the bear got too close, and the dog ran. She says the bear scraped her back twice before she jumped on the roof of a parked car and the bear went after the fleeing dog.
Her mother took her to the hospital.
Hall is not scared. She turns 18 this month and plans a backyard campout with friends to celebrate.