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Courtesy CNN

Courtesy CNN

A jogging woman survived a bear attack today at an Air Force base in Alaska.

The woman was jogging along a popular route when she turned a corner to find a brown bear sow and two cubs. The bear took a defensive pose and mauled the woman, who declined to be identified.

The bear clawed her arms, legs, neck and torso before it left. The woman walked uphill towards a populated area until she was spotted and taken to the hospital.

She is in stable condition at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

The woman’s husband is stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and was jogging with her, but ran ahead before the bear appeared.

This is the first bear attack since 2010. An Air Force spokeswoman said runners and bicyclists are warned to bring bear spray when passing through the area where the attack occurred.

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