Troopers respond to reported bear mauling

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

Alaska State Troopers have responded to a reported bear mauling on a hiking trail south of Anchorage.

Few details were immediately available. Spokeswoman Megan Peters said by email that she was waiting to speak with the responding trooper.

Peters said troopers received a report of a mauling around 10:20 a.m. Monday. She said the incident occurred on Penguin Ridge Trail in the Bird Creek area, which is in Chugach State Park.