Désireé Goble is chalking up her run-in with a black bear Sunday evening to being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The surprise encounter, wherein the bear took a swipe at her as it bounded through a neighborhood behind Duck Creek Market in the valley, left the 36-year-old waitress with just minor injuries.
“Nothing big came out of it,” she said in an interview, hoisting up her right pant leg revealing pencil-thin white lines. “I just have some scratches.”
A purple Band-Aid covers the one puncture mark on her upper right calf from the bear’s claw.