ADFG Kills Anchorage-Area Brown Bear Believed To Be Threatening Residents

As winter fades away into an Alaska spring and summer of warmth and extended sunshine, bears will be bears. But when a young bruin spotted around Anchorage was deemed a threat, Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials were forced to kill the animal. Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:

For several days, Fish and Game received reports of a brown bear in South Anchorage. The bear tried to get into someone’s chicken pen and it wasn’t easily scared away, Marsh said.

Fish and Game believes the brown bear killed this week was the same one captured in a video circulating on social media that shows the animal lunging underneath a guardrail toward a car.

“It was just showing all the signs of a brown bear that’s becoming habituated to people in a neighborhood,” Marsh said. “It was getting very brazen.”