Photo: Bear cub found dead next to Dumpster

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Nicholas Massey loads a dead black bear cub into his pickup truck Saturday morning on Tongass Boulevard in the Mendenhall Valley. Residents found the cub's body next to an overturned Dumpster. A mother bear and an additional cub were seen in the area during the night and morning. Authorities suspect the mother bear tipped over the Dumpster, crushing one of her cubs. Resident Diane Heckler said she had seen the mother and two cubs in the area often, but noticed this morning there was only one cub.

David Sheakley / Juneau Empire
David Sheakley / Juneau Empire

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