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Week 2 of "Bear Patrol"
By Lynette R. Young


August 29, 2007

First, I want to say thank you to the Fish and Game guy who set the bear trap yesterday. I realize it was difficult for you. So now that one bear is out of our neighborhood, are there 4 or 5 more to go?

Last evening, we saw the "brother bear" attempt to let the bear in the trap go. They worked diligently together to freedom, to no avail. At this time the "brother" was not afraid of being yelled at, or of the high beam flashlight. Eventually he would give up and go for a stroll down Brown Deer Rd.

Bear Valley residents, I look forward to your reply, regarding this safety issue. We all live in Alaska the Greatland for a reason, and I would like for the bears to live in their natural habitat, but eating from our trash bins is not the answer for their health, they have forgotten their ways of hunting and berry picking as their main sustanance.

Lynette R. Young
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 29, 2007 - Published August 29, 2007

About: " Bear Valley Resident for 3 years, Have seen bears walking down the street during the day, have kept my children in from playing, have tied up my trash to keep the bear from getting to it."


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