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Man in bear costume harasses mother bear, 2 cubs in Alaska


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume head and all and wore it when harassing a mother bear and two cubs trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river.

The incident happened Monday on the Chilkoot River near Haines, said Alaska Fish and Game Assistant Area Management Biologist Mark Sogge.

It wasn’t immediately known what the man was trying to accomplish.

A crowd had gathered at a weir, used to count fish, because the sow and two cubs have frequently showed up there to feed during the salmon run.

The crowd, which is ke...

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