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SUV Strikes, Kills Grizzly on Juneau Road

Published On: Nov 27 2013 07:42:58 AM AKST
JUNEAU, Alaska -

A Department of Fish and Game biologist says a young grizzly killed by a sport utility vehicle in a Juneau neighborhood had been feeding on garbage.

Stephanie Sell tells the Juneau Empire the contents of the brown bear's stomach included broccoli and crayons.

The bear was struck just before 7 a.m. Tuesday on Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek between downtown Juneau and the Mendenhall Valley.

The woman driver was not injured.

Sell says the 300-pound bear was 2 to 4 years old. Its hide was salvaged.

Sell says finding garbage in the bear's stomach is a reminder that not all bears are hibernating and that residents should keep trash contained and secure.