Fish heads dumped near Alaska school attracts bear, police
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are looking for a man who dumped fish heads in woods near an elementary school.
The perpetrator won’t have to clean up. A grizzly bear took care of that.
The fish dumper, however, faces a $300 fine for discarding garbage that attracts animals.
Alaska families regularly catch dozens of salmon and are urged to properly dispose of fish parts in fast-moving rivers, ocean waters or regular garbage disposal.
The incident occurred July 31 at Ravenwood Elementary School.
A summer school host spotted a man and boy on an all-terrain vehicle with coolers. The host found the fish heads behind the school but they were gone a day later.
The host said a bear seen earlier likely cleaned up the fish.
A school security camera captured the suspect’s image.