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Hungry Alaska bears raid Ketchikan garbage


September 21, 2017

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Hungry bears seeking garbage have been seen in much larger numbers than normal this year and five have been killed so far in 2017, officials said.

The number of bears killed is a 15-year high for the area, The Ketchikan Daily News reported Wednesday, quoting Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Boyd Porter.

Police killed one of the bears and officers have received constant calls from residents about bears wandering in the city, said Ketchikan Police Chief Joe White.

“I’d say at least two or three calls a day probably,” White said. “It’s hard to a...

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