- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

SITKA, Alaska (AP) - A brown bear that ate a homeowner’s dog has been shot and killed by an Alaska State Trooper.

The bear was killed Friday afternoon after Trooper Tim Hall and Sitka police arrived at the home and found a partially eaten Karelian bear dog out back, KTVA-TV reported (https://bit.ly/2u0XfmI ). A male brown bear found nearby was fatally shot by Hall.

Residents had seen the same bear near homes in the area earlier Friday, Hall said.

Garbage was “likely a factor” in drawing the bear to the neighborhood, authorities said. But no garbage citations were issued in connection to the incident, Hall said.

The incident comes about one month after a bear that was chasing a trooper’s dog was fatally shot.

Troopers say the hide, skull and claws were surrendered to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.


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

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