Soldotna Troopers Continuing to Ask to Not Call About K-Beach Bears

Posted: June 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The Soldotna Post of the Alaska State Troopers are continuing to ask that local residents do not call law enforcement about a group of Brown Bears in the K-Beach area, unless the bears are causing physical harm to property or animals.

Soldotna Troopers are currently aware of a female Brown Bear and three 2 or 3 year old cubs rummaging through trash in the K Beach area.

Troopers urge local residents to take care of all outside garbage and barbecues, to eliminate any smells which may attract the four bears.

The bears have been seen between the Murwood and Gaswel area, and troopers say they do not want to have to shoot the bears, and ask homeowners to stay clear of the animals and clean their areas as thoroughly as possible.

Do not call Troopers unless the bears are attacking people, animals, or are trying to break into houses. The local post has been flooded with calls from anxious residents.

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5 Comments to “Soldotna Troopers Continuing to Ask to Not Call About K-Beach Bears”

  • Joe says:

    If they are getting so many calls that they are asking people not to call, it’s time to shoot em. People are scared. Go shoot the bears.

  • cory says:

    Why shoot the bears doing no harm just be aware

  • Matt says:

    Why don’t they start by fining the individuals that are leaving the trash out in the first place? It’s probably those same people that are calling.

  • Matt says:

    Shooting bears in Alaska because people are afraid of them? Move those people to Oregon or California.

  • Pauline Morisoli says:

    What kind of animals did you expect to see when you moved to Alaska? Poodles & pit bulls? Leave those troopers to more important things to do like saving your skin when you really need them. Those bears lived there long before you did. Yeah, I live in California.