Links: Meanwhile, in Alaska…

A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through downtown Anchorage last weekΒ before being safely captured and returned to the wild.

Oh, but there’s one more story from up north…

This Blind Dog Got A Seeing-Eye Guide Puppy

(The Dodo, via Andrew Y and Faye)

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13 thoughts on “Links: Meanwhile, in Alaska…

  1. Juno September 23, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Cute and sad! Poor baby just wanted to get somewhere safe. (I was totally pulling for the Pizza Hut.)

  2. Gigi the cat lady September 23, 2016 / 11:08 am

    I love the Japanese monster music at the beginning, then the women points and you see the little bear πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Stressfactor September 23, 2016 / 11:41 am

      That’s not just *any* ‘Japanese Monster Music – that’s actually the Godzilla theme! Awesome!!!

  3. ffleur September 23, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Poor little bear. He/she must have been so confused. When it dug under the gate trying to get to the green park you knew it wanted to get back to the forest. So glad they didn’t shoot it. I hate when they do that.

    • dubravkamcvmd September 23, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      When it was digging under the fence, so scared, tears came to my eyes. Poor little thing! I’m glad they saved it.

  4. Faye September 23, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Bear video would make a nice tourist psa. It looked so nice there. Really clean for a down town.

  5. Madame X September 23, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Alaska is AWESOME! In Denali National Park a black bear bear with her outrageously cute cub crossed our path; we kept our distance while they sauntered (actually, she sauntered, her cub scampered and frolicked) by. And the bald eagles! They are EVERYWHERE, majestic and huge. Moose too, but they are goofy looking, not majestic.

  6. allein 🌼 September 23, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Hey! Who you callin’ goofy lookin’?

  7. Birdcage September 23, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I’ve spent time in Anchorage – one of my fav cities on the planet! I miss it. I’m glad they were able to peaceably apprehend that bear – the poor thing must have been so frightened and tired.

  8. Doug September 23, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    *Hummed to the theme of COPS*

    Bad bear Bad Bear .. what ya gonna do .. what ya gonna do when they come for you

    • allein 🐾 September 23, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Gah! Earworm!!

      My favorite is the eagle video set to Free Bird. “)

    • SoccerSue September 23, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      My little town has a couple of goats that are well known for escaping every chance they get. So here it’s “Baaaad boys, baaaad boys…” πŸ˜€

  9. Laura September 23, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    I read a couple years ago that a female bald eagle had built her nest directly over the entrance to the Dutch Harbor post office, and was dive-bombing everyone who tried to come in. They had to let them in an alternate door till the chicks were grown and gone! πŸ˜€

    And I did feel sorry for that poor bear. It must have been so tired and scared! I’m really glad they were able to capture it safely so it could return to the forest. But I have to admit that the music on both the Alaska videos was perfect (says this fan of old rockers)!

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