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OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly SITKA - Sitka police and wildlife officials say the recent death of a cub shows why residents must do a better job of dealing with trash.

Cub's death highlights Sitka's bear problem

On Saturday, Aug. 15, four brown bear cubs make their way down the shore behind the backs of Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game staff, from left, Holly Dennison, Troy Tydingco and Bob Chadwick and Sitka Police Officer Jared Murray at Pioneer Park in Sitka, Alaska. The cubs were wandering around residential areas after the sow disappeared some time after being shot with rubber bullets by police earlier in the week. The cubs were tranquilized on Sunday Aug. 16, 2009, and taken to the Fortress of the Bear bear habitat, where one died from injuries sustained in its capture.
Ap Photo By James Poulson, Daily Sitka Sentinel
On Saturday, Aug. 15, four brown bear cubs make their way down the shore behind the backs of Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game staff, from left, Holly Dennison, Troy Tydingco and Bob Chadwick and Sitka Police Officer Jared Murray at Pioneer Park in Sitka, Alaska. The cubs were wandering around residential areas after the sow disappeared some time after being shot with rubber bullets by police earlier in the week. The cubs were tranquilized on Sunday Aug. 16, 2009, and taken to the Fortress of the Bear bear habitat, where one died from injuries sustained in its capture.
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