- Associated Press - Thursday, July 17, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State wildlife officials have killed a black bear that was frequently seen in midtown Anchorage.

KTVA reports (https://bit.ly/WlzaoZ) the bear was killed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game workers Thursday after several trash related incidents.

State wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane says the incidents happened in heavily populated areas of Anchorage. The latest came Tuesday when police had to fire non-lethal rounds at the bear and her two cubs to move the sow away from trash cans.

Fish and Game officials did not say what the specific incident prompted them to kill the bear or what would become of her cubs.

The bear family had been seen frequently this year in the University of Alaska Anchorage area, including the nearby popular Goose Lake.


Information from: KTVA-TV, https://www.ktva.com

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