Bear killed, another spotted near Bettles

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FAIRBANKS - A 7-foot, 350-pound grizzly bear was killed in the Brooks range village of Bettles.

A local hunter killed it on Thanksgiving as the bear rummaged through an empty cabin looking for food.

Others have reported seeing another grizzly this week.

Bettles Lodge manager Jamie Klaes says the bears have residents on edge after wolf problems last February.

That's when a pack of wolves went into the village of 42 residents and killed at least two sled dogs in a musher's dog lot.

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