This past weekend while hiking along the banks of Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park with my wife and granddaughters, I joked that they should hang pretty close in case there's a bear in the area. Now after watching the story of a Black Bear attacking 12 year-old, Abby Whetherell, while she was jogging a trail in Michigan, I'm going to be sure to be a bit more vigilant anytime I'm out in the wilderness.

Keep in mind, that although bears are a bit on the skittish side, and will take off at the sight of a human, there are times that we as humans can still be considered a food source to a hungry bear.

Here's the harrowing story of the brave girl who survived a vicious attack: