ANCHORAGE — Bruce Batten was surprised to see an unseasonable visitor on the second-floor deck of his Eagle River home.
The former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee heard his dogs barking at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. He looked out of the French doors off his bedroom, flipped on a light and saw what was upsetting the dogs: a black bear feeding on a bird feeder.
The audience didn’t bother the bear.
“He’s like, ‘Excuse me, I’m having a little snack here,’” Batten told the Alaska Dispatch News.