Then Tuesday night, near midnight, her dog started barking. She and her husband got out of bed to check on their kids and caught sight of a black bear with a collar around its neck outside. It was disemboweling a trash bag from her can.
The next morning, James called the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and talked to Jessy Coltrane, the Anchorage-area biologist, to see what they could do. Coltrane told her the bear was after her trash. Her suggestion: Keep it inside or secure it some other way. Bears are smart, Coltrane said. Once they get a snack at a certain location, they come back for more.
Government Hill Neighborhood, 7/8/2013PHOTO COURTESY OF ERIK HALFACRE / ADN READER SUBMISSION
from the linked article at www.adn.com
James has kids. Her neighbors have kids. Having a bear come back for more in her densely populated, very urban neighborhood seemed like a bad idea.
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