Law enforcement officials have been searching for the brown bear that fatally attacked a hiker in Eagle River near Anchorage, but the bruin can’t be tracked down. Here’s more from the Anchorage Daily News:
“The immediate trail has gone cold,” said Alaska Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh on Monday.
The bear traps remain near the end of Hiland Road, but Marsh said they’re no longer set. However, that could change if there are bear sightings in the area.
“At this point we’re going more into a long-term type of strategy,” he said, though he couldn’t say exactly what measures biologists may take aside from closely monitoring the situation in case there are more bear sightings.