The female bear, which can be recognized by a yellow ear tag with the number 103, has been actively defending her three yearling cubs. Recent interactions with dogs off leash and mountain bikers have caused this bear to react aggressively.
“Bear 103 has been moving around Dredge Lakes and encountering more dogs off leash” said John Neary, director of the Visitor Center. “She remains protective of her cubs and should be given plenty of space.”
“Give bears plenty of space, do not approach them, back away if necessary, don’t let them obtain any food or beverage, and keep your dog leashed,” suggests Stephanie Sell, ADF&G Area Biologist.
There are two contacts for more information:
· Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Director John Neary at 907 789-6637 or email@example.com.
· Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Biologist Stephanie Sell at 907-465-4265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.