Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. bear sighting, what do i do?
Dear Juneau Resident,
You only need to report a bear if it is being aggressive or has gotten into trash. Bear reports go to the patrol supervisor to decide if a response is needed. If the bear isn't causing a problem the best situation is for everyone to leave them alone. The more often the bear gets chased or shooed away the more de-sensitized the animal becomes to human contact, making it more likely it will have to be destroyed.