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Aggressive bear causes closure of area near Anchorage park

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials have closed a forested area near an Anchorage park because of an aggressive brown bear that may be protecting a carcass. The Anchorage Daily News reported the area near the Abbott Loop Community Park is expected to remain closed through Nov. 5 as a precaution. Fish and Game Biologist Dave Battle says a brown bear charged three times at a man who was walking his dog. The bear’s behavior and birds gathered in the area indicate the bear is likely protecting a moose carcass for long enough to finish eating before hibernating in November.

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