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August 3, 2010 - 5:34am | dhulen
Evening of Tuesday, 7/27, black bear on the trail on the hill leading from Arlene's/Ski for Women loop down to the Sisson trails. I came around a curve, saw bear sitting in the middle of the trail, stopped, and said "Whoa." The bear looked up, saw and heard me and immediately skidaddled into the bushes.
July 29, 2010 - 6:34am | akrver
Bear report back
Thank you ADN for fixing the bear forum page. I'm hoping people come back and start posting bear sightings. You must log in first to leave a posting.
June 18, 2010 - 1:38am | tmerritt411
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Location: Coastal Trail around Lynn Ayr Park. On my bike ride home from work (airport into town) around 1:30am, I saw a brown bear walking onto the trail. I yelled and scared it off back into the woods.
June 13, 2010 - 10:04am | sprtshist
BLM Ridge Trail near Hilltop 6/11/10
Mamablack bear and two small cubs on trail about 530 pm. The bears probably explain the highly agitated mama moose w/baby we ran into just prior to the bears. We'd been making lotsa noise so a bit of surprise to see her. We beat a retreat as she continued down the trail.
June 12, 2010 - 11:24am | ruthmand
11:15 AM 6/12/10 Ran into Mama Blackbear with small cub (there could have been more in the tall grass) on Powerline Trail about 1/4 mile east from Prospect Hts. trail head. She stood up against a powerline pole and clicked her teeth. Fortunately she did not follow me and my dog as we headed back down the trail. I tried to call Chugach Park Svc. and F&G - nothing but recordings!
June 10, 2010 - 12:38pm | mike
6/9 black bear @ Campbell Tract bridge trailhead
It was standing right next to and hidden by our parked van as we approached it after a bike ride. Casually walked off into the woods after it saw us.
We were parked along the edge of the parking lot against the woods. Other people were walking elsewhere in the parking lot. Be aware, vehicles can hide a quiet bear.
And stop dumping your food and drink out the car window!
June 6, 2010 - 5:32pm | margaretsjones
Black bear behind Roger's Park on Chester Creek June 6 5:20pm
wandering around the woods right near the trail---also in backyards along bluff
June 3, 2010 - 5:43pm | pmjusa
black bear sighted on Lekish Loop, Kincaid Park, May 29, 2019 around 4pm
June 3, 2010 - 5:43pm | pmjusa
May 27, 2010 - 7:38am | sprtshist
Besh Loop At Service High
Black bear sow and at least 2 cubs at 5 pm on May 21st.
September 18, 2009 - 10:23am | Hmmmm
It's a record...#13, 14 & 15
Two black bears, possible siblings? grazing in the yard on the Sept. 13th, then one again on the 14th. That makes 15 black bears we've seen this summer. It's a record. Waahoo.
August 31, 2009 - 9:50am | Hmmmm
#12 Another Black Bear, same area
This was the fattest black bear we've seen so far...it was in the same area as the one the week before, but definitely a different bear. Very, very well fed. 142nd & Goldenview
August 26, 2009 - 8:04am | Hmmmm
Just got a call from home....the bear is back again this morning. Looks like he is eating on something by the edge of the woods. 142N & Goldenview
August 26, 2009 - 7:44am | Hmmmm
#10 Black Bear
Passed through the back of the yard around 10 pm - 8/25/09.
August 6, 2009 - 8:36am | Hmmmm
#9 Black Bear....
Came to visit 8/5/09...snooped around the green house, then left when the dogs started barking. 142nd & Goldenview area.
August 4, 2009 - 1:42am | debbiegrits
August 2nd...big black bear
August 2nd...big black bear broke into my shed on N. Juanita Loop in Eagle River in the early morning hours. I keep my garbage locked away behind a heavy wooden door in my barn-like storage building until trash day and he shoved into the door and it popped open, apparently. He dragged 3 bags of garbage outside the building, ripped them open and munched for a bit. Noise scared him off, but he left some greasy tracks on the entry ramp into the building. He was a hefty fellow, for sure. Have to make repairs to keep him out, and took all the bags to the landfill for the time being. I won't put garbage out in that building for quite awhile because I want to end his attraction to the place without him having to be "dispatched" by somebody's bullet. That would be a sad shame, so I'm doing all I can do. Never thought a bear would break into that building, but I guess he showed me.
August 6, 2009 - 3:59pm | VickiJo
If everyone was as responsible as you are there wouldn't have to be any killings.
July 31, 2009 - 7:49am | jerrirose410
bear on Jewel Lake
We haven't actually seen the bear, but have found fresh scat 3 times in the last 1 1/2 weeks along Jewel Lake, around Sundance Apartments.
July 29, 2009 - 9:15am | Hmmmm
Nice looking black bear in the yard this morning...good sized. 142nd & Goldenview
August 1, 2009 - 6:35pm | chrisbecker87
bears at 142 and goldenview
Haven't seen any black bears yet this year.
Can you call me or send me a text next time they're out. Seem to be in your area quite a bit. Please contact at email@example.com for further info if willing. Thanks.
August 26, 2009 - 7:53am | Hmmmm
just noticed your reply....
We do have a lot of bears in the area...but they just pass through. Unless you're right around the corner, I doubt you would get there in time to actually see them.
Our property is along the top of Rabbit Creek valley, on the south side...and we can only assume that their favorite trail down to the creek is somewhere close by.
July 16, 2009 - 10:24am | Hmmmm
Not sure about this bear...all we saw were the legs, big black legs...and by the time we got back to the window with the camera, he was gone. 142nd & Golden View
July 14, 2009 - 11:45pm | whoopiebeans
0400 on 7/14. Decent sized black bear. Huffman and Gregory.
July 9, 2009 - 11:02am | Hmmmm
And ANOTHER one....
#6 Black Bear in our yard. This one was medium sized, and looked nice & fat. Geez...three bears in four days!
July 8, 2009 - 9:10am | Hmmmm
Saw another black bear in the yard last night...I'm not sure if it was the same one that was there a few days ago or not, as the kids were the ones who saw that one.
The one last night was tall and lanky looking...on the skinny side for a bear of that size.
July 6, 2009 - 12:24pm | AKborn86
Black Bear at Ted Stevens International Airport
I just saw the Airport Police chasing a black bear over at the airport around 12:00 pm. Did any one else see it? What they do with it? I thought I heard gun shots but I don't think they would kill it in a high profile area like the airport.
July 6, 2009 - 10:51am | ninakpeacock
black bear on the coastal trail
Near mile 1.5 along the coastal trail on Sunday, July 5, around noon, a couple exercisers and myself saw a medium-sized black bear. He looked at us and then headed up an adjacent pathway. One runner stopped and said in 20 years he had never seen a bear on the coastal trail.
July 8, 2009 - 12:22pm | Jen05
Same bear on coastal trail?
We saw a bear on the coastal trial on Sunday morning around 9 AM by Earthquake park. Close to mile 2.0 He looked smaller than the one described as the airport bear - maybe 100 pounds. Maybe they are different? He seemed calm and when he saw us he took off into the woods.
Our neighbors had the airport bear in their backyard on Monday morning and describe him as bigger. Their house boarders the airport greenbelt.
July 7, 2009 - 1:23pm | ninakpeacock
I wonder if
I wonder if this was the same bear they killed on Monday. Sad - he didn't seem to be bothering anyone.
July 6, 2009 - 8:11am | Hmmmm
Very large black bear walked through the back part of our yard yesterday afternoon, 7-5-09. 142nd & Goldenview
July 5, 2009 - 8:35pm | ladyhawk
Mile 7 Hiland Road, South
Mile 7 Hiland Road, South River Drive, brown bear cruising the neighborhood from Hiland down to South River Drive, North River Drive & towards the river July 2, 3, 4. Going up the mountain in early AM (around 5-6)and going down to the river around 10PM at night. Haven't seen him/her today yet. Dogs in kennel were oblivious - or chose to be :-)
July 2, 2009 - 7:28am | Aliciarae
7/1 Sow and 2 cubs spotted
7/1 Sow and 2 cubs spotted twice roaming around the base of flattop.
July 2, 2009 - 5:47am | davedmorris
black bear seen 3 times
black bear seen 3 times yesterday in glencaren mobile home park july 1 2009
July 1, 2009 - 1:29pm | Hmmmm
Another black bear in the yard, near 142nd and Goldenview. This makes #3
July 1, 2009 - 7:28am | ygoldsmith
Bluebell, off Goldenview
June 28, 11:00 pm - Black bear and 3 cubs in my driveway where Bluebell turns into Spain. They wandered off towards Briarcliffe Circle in Prominence Pointe.
June 30, 2009 - 8:59am | mattandcaseyrandall
Bear Break In on 145th
We woke up this morning to find that a bear had pushed in the screens of the windows on the topper to our truck. He/she also left muddy bear prints on both sides of the truck and window glass. It doesn't appear that the bear took anything from the truck....guess they were just being curious or maybe got scared away by something before doing more damage.
June 29, 2009 - 6:20pm | mattandcaseyrandall
Healthy Black Bear 145th & Teton
6-28-09 11:00pm. While walking our colicky baby (she loves to move from 10pm-12am) around the neighborhood in her stroller, a nice healthy looking black bear crossed the road in front of us. We know there are bears, both brown and black, in the neighborhood, but we rarely see them. We do see sign often and our dogs let us know something has been through the yard. Some residents in the neighborhood put their garbage out the night before pick up the next morning and unfortunately the bears enjoy this easy food :(
June 23, 2009 - 9:14am | natashakorshin
Bears in Turnagain mud flats -- cool, but careful on the road!
I was driving to Seward on Saturday and traffic was almost at a standstill right before Indian. Indeed, there were two brown bears walking out on the mud flats. Dozens of people were standing on the tracks trying to get photos. It was definitely a good photo op. but people, please remember this is a highway. There were elderly folks crossing the road like it was a school zone. The Seward Highway is a dangerous road -- it's not Denali Park!
June 23, 2009 - 8:38am | cherry
Big Brown Bear
I was visiting from North Carolina on the way to Homer on the only highway that goes there and there was a huge brown bear on the side of the road eating grass and berries. He was beautiful!!
June 22, 2009 - 8:43am | akmomto3
Tidal Flats by Birdpoint
Saw a fairly large brownie right by Birdpoint on the inlet side of the seward hwy on Friday June 19th at around 9 pm. Digging for Clams as the tide was going out maybe?
June 17, 2009 - 10:42am | Hmmmm
Small skinny black bear on 142nd
Visitors to our house said they saw a very small, skinny bear just off the road. If it is the same one I saw a couple weeks ago, it looks to be only about a year old....looks like it's starving.
June 16, 2009 - 3:17pm | cartoonist
Jupiter Drive, near Elmore Rd.
A healthy looking Black Bear, seen about 5 p.m. on June 15th, standing on all fours on the neighbor's lawn. I was on my bike, headed directly at the bear when I first noticed it. It seemed calm, so I just did an easy swing away from it and hoped that I didn't trigger a pursuit instinct. I warned neighbors about the bruin as I made my way up the street. Some were notably blase, continuing chores, sunbathing...
June 16, 2009 - 3:49am | akcantil
Tank Trail near Pioneer Drive
Large black. Increased amounts of black bear scat along trails near Klutina Dr. trailhead to tank trail, to bridge north of S curve.
June 11, 2009 - 2:23pm | Hmmmm
Saw a very small young black bear run across DeArmoun by 140th on 6/11/09, in the afternoon.
June 1, 2009 - 9:23pm | jogreenern
172nd & goldenview
11pm, bear in yard, 7 month old black lab alerted w/nose, both interested parties from afar.
May 26, 2009 - 7:52am | Hmmmm
Second Black Bear
Another black bear in the yard...Saturday, May 23. 142nd & Goldenview area.
May 19, 2009 - 9:47pm | yoginijt
One Block North of AK
One Block North of AK Zoo
May 4, '09 - Black bear in our back yard snooping around at dusk.
May 17, 2009 - 10:28pm | kajo
Campbell Creek Trail Head
Friday, May 15: While crossing the foot bridge at the Campell Creek Trailhead, I saw 2 black bear cubs and the mother bear. They were on the trail that goes to the left after crossing the bridge.
May 13, 2009 - 5:07pm | zieh
Chester Creek bear is back!
Wed. May 13, 2009
Large pile of bear scat in our backyard right next to Chester Creek Near E. 20th and Chester Valley Elementary School!
May 10, 2009 - 11:48am | woodmanp3
off huffman end of Shelburne road
black bear around 1230 pm walking through neighborhoods towards upper hillside
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