|The area of Edinburgh and Selkirk drives where police say a man emerged from the woods Wednesday night with wounds consistent with a bear mauling. Beth Verge / KTUU photo.|
Fish and Game biologists, using a 12 gauge shotgun, killed a black bear in the Campbell Creek Estuary Park area on Thursday morning.
"I was told that a black bear approached someone who lived in the area and that the bear wasn't showing fear," said Ken Marsh, public information officer with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Biologists found the bear and "put it down" at about 10:30 a.m., Marsh said.
Earlier Thuesday, a man came out of the woods in that area wounded and bleeding. Police initially thought he was stabbed but hospital workers said the wounds appeared to indicate a bear mauling, according to Anchorage police.
The unidentified man is in critical condition today at a local hospital with injuries to the head, neck and chest, police say.