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Bear shot on Sawmill Creek Road

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SITKA, ALASKA

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Wildlife Trooper Kyle Carson, spoke to KCAW’s Lily Mihalik near the Sitka Raptor Center where it was being skinned. Carson said the bear was attempting to break into a shed housing household trash.

 “He had a trash can locked inside it with bleach around there to make sure there wasn’t anything to attract it, however this bear was just destroying the side of his shed, and ripping all the shingles off. So in this case he was very well justified to defend his property. And that’s why we’re here skinning the animal.”

The man who shot the bear declined to give his name, but was present to skin the bear and remove its hide, paws and skull to turn them over to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. (Which is state law). Employees at the raptor center also helped skin the animal.

Carson said this bear matches the description of a bear seen climbing on a porch in the neighborhood over weekend.

 “It was a fairly small bear, so if that was the bear then more than likely this was it. Apparently there is still a large one in the area to keep a look out for.” 

The bear was killed in one shot. Its remains will be fed to birds at the raptor center.

 

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