I surprised a bear around a corner. She swiped at me out of reflex and I dodged out of reflex. I thought she missed me at the time. When I got home, my jacket was shredded but my shirt wasn't ripped at all. She just barely touched me but it sure left a nasty welt.
I've had several run-ins with the same bear over the years. She lives on the property where I built the middle school trails. We actually get along quite well. Mutual respect.
This is her:
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