Bears Hunt Moose in Suburban Anchorage.



While some suburbanites worry about being "terrorized by turkeys," others have even more interesting forms of wildlife to contend with:

Because Anchorage butts up against an undeveloped half-million-acre state park, there is plenty of nearby wilderness in which bears can thrive. Meanwhile, the city itself is home to a large and healthy moose population, which starts calving about the middle of May.

For the bears, those calves are meat on the hoof. For people, it's all just potential trouble.

"You've got the bears in town chasing moose calves,'' Sinnott said. "You've got the moose cows trying to protect their calves. ... It's almost the perfect storm.'' . . .

It makes life easy for wildlife photographers, though. When a family of moose which had taken up residence in a suburban backyard was preyed on by a neighborhood bear, a National Geographic team knocked on the door and asked to film from the deck:

"Their producer brought them coffee and sushi. They said it was the cushiest wildlife shoot they'd done in a long time," Gabrielle said.

The grizzly reappeared in the afternoon and this time with the body of the second calf which it had left buried behind a shed near the house. The bear dragged what was left of the calf toward the street and finished its meal in full view of the neighborhood.

The crew filmed the last scenes of the bloody reality of nature from the deck in Double Tree while a stream of cars full of passengers hoping to spy the bear motored past.

The grizzly bear photo is from National Geographic

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Maybe they had sushi, then they had coffee?

Or maybe they had suchi flavored coffee. 2 shots of espresso, 1 tbs vinnegar, warm rice milk, fish sauce and a dash of wasabi.

Also, bears are so cute. Especially when they devour mooses calves in the middle of the street. Aaaaaaaw :)
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