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On July 4, 2021 at approximately 0916, Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Seward were notified of a bear attack at Fourth of July Beach in Seward. The victim, an adult male, reported that he was sleeping in his camper with the door open when a black bear entered the camper, scratched his leg, and attempted to bite his leg. The man then scared the bear out of the camper, and it ultimately wandered back into the woods. The victim sustained minor injuries. At approximately 1648 hours, Wildlife Troopers received multiple reports of a black bear raiding camps, bluff charging campers, and showing no fear of people in the same area where the initial attack occurred. Wildlife Troopers responded to the scene and observed the black bear on the beach walking towards campers. Based on the bear's activities earlier that day and continued activities, the bear was deemed a public safety risk and dispatched. Its hide and skull will be turned into ADFG.
*This release was updated to clarify that the victim was an adult male.
Posted on 7/6/2021 8:40:58 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel