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Alaska brown bear finds nose jewelry in tackle box

A male bear cub along the Chilkoot River is hooked through the nose by a Pixie lure Aug. 13, 2011. The lure was still in place on Aug. 19 but by Aug 21, the pixie had been removed.  (Ron Horn / Associated Press)
A male bear cub along the Chilkoot River is hooked through the nose by a Pixie lure Aug. 13, 2011. The lure was still in place on Aug. 19 but by Aug 21, the pixie had been removed. (Ron Horn / Associated Press)

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A brown bear cub that nosed around in an angler's tackle box stood out in the crowd for a few days along the Chilcoot River near Haines, Alaska.

State Fish and Game biologists caught up with the bear, tranquilized it and removed the treble hook of a Pixie lure from the little guy's nostril last week.

Read Anchorage Daily News story.



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