Quickly reviewing, our East Anchorage neighborhood has had a problem black bear that has not seemed to go away. It's been here since about the first week of July. In my earlier post, http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/......?highlight= my three main points were:
A) This bear has become WAY too accustomed to human activity and human settings.
B) This bear has COMPLETELY lost its fear of humans.
C) Although this bear hasn't shown outright aggression, it is definitely on it's way to causing worse trouble.
The troopers and APD's response was essentially "Well, call us when something terrible happens. Have a nice day."
Many on this forum's response was essentially "Quit freaking out, you're overreacting, cool your trigger finger down cowboy."
A woman was attacked last night in the park at the end of our street by a black bear, I assume the same one. I take no pleasure in saying 'I told you so' but please take garbage bears seriously, especially when they show that they've lost their fear. (btw, the neighborhood has had all their trash, etc.. locked up tight with the bear around so please don't try to tell me that we caused the problem or could have prevented it)
I despise it when the authorities say they wont do anything until something really bad happens; it disappoints me that so many of you took the same stance. Someone got chewed on, maybe someone will do something about it now. Great. Reminds me of how they install security cameras AFTER stuff gets stolen.