PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) - Two nuisance bears that were lurking around Petersburg have been captured and relocated.
KFSK-FM reported Monday that a 200-pound (91-kilogram) bear was caught Sept. 3 near downtown Petersburg, which followed the capture of a slightly smaller bear in August. The bears were dropped near Farragut Bay and Thomas Bay.
Fish and Game wildlife biologist Rich Lowell says the relocated bears are part of a busy year. Lowell says Petersburg residents might have become complacent with their garbage after two quiet years in a row for bears.
Officials are urging residents to keep best practices in mind, especially those participating in the moose hunting season that begins Sept. 15.