By Associated Press - Saturday, July 25, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State officials are warning people to avoid Anchorage’s Campbell Creek because brown bears are moving close to its banks.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1VFLfz4 ) the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued a warning Friday that people should avoid the nearby Rover’s Run Trail in Far North Bicentennial Park. The bears are interested in king and red salmon making their way up Campbell Creek.

Biologist Dave Battle says people should use trails that aren’t near a salmon stream until October. He says there have already been brown bear sightings, but no negative encounters so far.

Rover’s Run has a history of bear attacks. Two people were mauled in 2008 and a mountain biker was attacked in 2010.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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