Elderly Woman OK After Moose Attack At JBER

As the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says, injuries from moose attacks are more frequent than from bears in the state. Fortunately, an 82-year-old woman walking with her dogs on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is OK after a cow moose attacked her.

Here’s more from KTUU:

“She kicked, kicked me here and I have a big scrape,” Donna Rodgers said.

Her son eventually got a hold of his sister, who lives in Alaska, and her fiance. They contacted emergency services on base and officials found a frightened Donna and an angry moose.

Rodgers came away only with bruises and recovered all three dogs that were with her. 

“The good Lord wanted me to live another day,” she said.

So glad she’s safe after what must have been a harrowing experience.