In local news, it seems that some grizzly bears have been causing problems in Eagle River, 15 miles north of Anchorage, and on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, here in town.
Pesky critters. :)
A couple of elusive, dumpster-tipping, aggressive grizzly bears have been causing problems in Eagle River and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson neighborhoods for months. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game hopes the bears will begin hibernating soon, but with a reliable food source like trash, the agency said, the animals might stay awake a lot longer.
“These bears have developed a habit of turning over dumpsters and visiting one or two particular trash-problem areas in some Eagle River (and) Birchwood neighborhoods,” Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said.
Since April, Fish and Game has responded to “sporadic complaints” about a sow and its yearling getting into trash in a “span of neighborhoods ranging from Artillery Road to Birchwood on the west side (the JBER side) of the Glenn Highway,” according to Marsh.