Anchorage Hillside homeowners target of new campaign to keep bears out of trash

Today officials in Anchorage announced a new effort to keep bears out of trash cans. The Fish and Game Department says between one and three bears has to be put down in the city each year when they get too comfortable searching Hillside neighborhoods for a late-night snack. Even Mayor Mark Begich admits he’s has to be increasingly vigilant.

David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage

(originally appeared on Alaska News Nightly, from APRN)