Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

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Posted: Jun 22, 2017 2:43 PM
Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young black bear has been making the rounds of an Alaska neighborhood in Anchorage and is raiding the residents' trash.

A sighting Thursday morning's sighting provided people a chance to snap photos from the front doors of their homes just as they prepared to head to work.

The bear made it easy after he raided a trash can and munched on garbage in the middle of a lawn.

Thursday's bear sighting in Alaska's largest city came days after two people were fatally mauled by black bears elsewhere in Alaska.

Bear sightings are common in Anchorage, a city of 300,000 people that encompasses an area larger than the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

About 350 black bears and 65 brown bears live in Anchorage.