Good Sally

“It brings tears to our eyes that she did that for us” Local good girl, 7 year old Sally the German Shepard, protects her family from a Black Bear attack on the Glacier Moraine Trail in Kachemak Bay State Park.

By the time the Bates family of Halibut Cove saw the large black bear sow stalking them it was already within just a few yards of 12-year-old Rockwell Bates. And even though all four family members bunched together, yelling and waving, trying to drive the bear off, it advanced. That’s when Sally stepped in front of the charging bear and took the brunt of the attack.