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A grizzly bear at rest on the edge of the Larson Bay dump.

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A mother grizzly bear looks over her shoulder as her cubs sit at her feet. They have been rummaging at a local dump.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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This grizzly bear in Larson Bay, AK has found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, Alaska, discovered that the dump is a source of easy meals. Local people often stop in to watch the bears forage in trash. Situations like this can lead to problems — once bears become unafraid of people, they can wonder into town looking for food and are often shot as a result.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, Alaska, discovered that the dump is a source of easy meals. Local people often stop in to watch the bears forage in trash. Situations like this can lead to problems — once bears become unafraid of people, they can wonder into town looking for food and are often shot as a result.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, Alaska, discovered that the dump is a source of easy meals. Local people often stop in to watch the bears forage in trash. Situations like this can lead to problems — once bears become unafraid of people, they can wonder into town looking for food and are often shot as a result.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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These grizzly bears in Larson Bay, AK have found an easy meal at the garbage dump. It’s a bad habit, though — looking for food around humans gets many bears killed.

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A grizzly walks away from the dump at Larson Bay, Alaska. Several grizzlies frequent the dump, creating a hazard for themselves and the people who use it.

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