Brown bear (Ursus arctos) caught in village.
Observation by Isaiah Sage:
Sorry if it's a little graphic. Bears around Mountain Village are becoming more of a problem. So far, there are 3 brown bears that have been caught this year and I have been told that there are couple more. Few years back there was only like one bear that would come not three, four, or five. I don't know why they are coming around; maybe lack of food or just easier food.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game – "Brown bears (Ursus arctos) are very adaptable and like humans, they consume a wide variety of foods. Common foods include salmon, berries, grasses, sedges, cow parsnip, ground squirrels, carrion, and roots. In many parts of Alaska, brown bears are capable predators of moose and caribou, especially newborns. Bears may also be attracted to human camps and homes by improperly stored food and garbage as well as domestic animals." Brown Bear Safety: To learn about traveling, fishing and camping in bear country, see: Living With Bears.