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Alaska homeowner shoots 725-pound brown bear on his property


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Douglas Island homeowner shot a brown bear after feeling threatened by the animal, Alaska wildlife officials said.

The 725-pound brown bear was shot on May 25, said Ryan Scott, Alaska Department of Fish & Game wildlife regional supervisor. It is the first documented, or legal, killing of a brown bear in Douglas Island reported to the department since 1974, the Juneau Empire reported.

“It’s a rare event to have them on Douglas or really in Juneau,’’ Scott said. “Over the years we’ve had reports of bear swimming adjacent to the island. Even that’s very,...

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