Petersburg, AL (AP) Two nuisance bears had to be relocated after they became too familiar with residents of Petersburg in recent weeks, the Alaska Fish and Game Commission reported.
A 200 pound bear was caught September 3 near the downtown area and a slightly smaller bear was captured in August.
KFSK FM reported the bears were relocated to Farragut Bay and Thomas Bay.
Alaska Fish and Game biologist Rich Lowell said a poor berry crop, reduced fish runs and fish not being accessible to bears could
be part of the reason the bears are interfering with people.
Lowell said citizens have also got complacent about securing their garbage.