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Kodiak bears mostly laying low despite warm winter, with 1 exception - a trash-raiding bear


KODIAK, Alaska — Despite Kodiak's warm winter, most bears around the road system have been keeping to themselves — with one notable exception.

Fish and Game Department regional supervisor Larry Van Daele says one bear has been making regular appearances around trash day in the Selief and Larch areas.

Van Daele says the bear seems to come out on Tuesdays, which is garbage day. The bear hits the roll carts and trash bins and then goes away for a while.

KMXT ( reports the bear has not exhibited aggressive behavior toward people.

Van Daele says the bear is a consistent nuisance, however, and the police department is keeping a close eye on it.

Information from: KMXT-FM,

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