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Brown bear with 4 cubs killed at Alaska landfill

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:36 pm

OLD HARBOR, Alaska - An Alaska Fish and Game Department official says a thin female brown bear with four young cubs has been fatally shot at a Kodiak Island landfill after numerous efforts to deter her failed and she repeatedly menaced people.

Fish and Game regional supervisor Larry Van Daele described the bear as a landfill "junkie," saying she could not break the habit of eating garbage, even with a new electric fence around the landfill and a nearby stream full of salmon.

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