In many American cities, walking about the street at night can be a dangerous proposition. So too is the case in Anchorage, Alaska, but it’s not from the usual criminal suspects who mug or steal. Rather, it’s from increasing numbers of black and grizzly bears who prowl the streets. This, according to the Liberty Matters News Service, which reports how state officials have received around 600 calls about nuisance bears this year, many of them in Anchorage. One woman was attacked by a sow and two cubs while biking, while another man got into a brawl with one and barely escaped with his life. Since bear numbers have been rapidly increasing in recent years, it’s little wonder why some are glad to see Alaska lifting its 30-year ban on bear hunting.
October 3, 2008 by CFACT,
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