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By Ben Muir 

Bear trapped in Petersburg at unusual time, biologist says

 

August 24, 2017

Ben Muir/Petersburg Pilot

Roughly 175 pounds, the bear was nabbed on Howkan Street at about 11:00 p.m. on Monday.

Alaska department of Fish & Game trapped a black bear on Howkan Street Monday evening, which comes as officials are ratcheting-up outreach to residents about securing garbage cans in residential areas.

The Police Department retrieved the trap at about 11:00 p.m. on Monday. Inside the cylinder cage was a roughly 175-pound, "medium-sized" bear, said Captain John Hamilton. The bear will be transported to mainland Alaska and released at the north side of Thomas Bay, he said.

This appears to be one of three to four known bears that Fish & Game have been receiving complaints about from...



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