- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A mother black bear and her three cubs have been spotted roaming around the Mendenhall Valley.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://bit.ly/1HKT7KS) the bear, named No. 103 after her yellow ear tag, was witnessed Sunday evening by Tillie and Frank Martin.

The Martins told Juneau Empire via Facebook message that No. 103 went after their dog, which was tied up in their Dredge Lake yard. The bears eventually left, and their dog was unharmed.

The bears have also been spotted near Dredge Lake by another resident who reported the sighting on Facebook.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center director John Neary says that No. 103 has been agitated by frequent encounters with humans and unleashed dogs.

Earlier this month, No. 103 and her cubs forced the closure of East Glacier Trail.


Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com

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