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Bogus bear tracks found on Alaska trails

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press — Jan. 11, 2005

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Someone is putting the scare into people walking trails at Creamer's Field in Fairbanks by laying down bogus bear tracks.

"It's either a person or a circus bear with two left front feet walking on its hands," said state wildlife biologist Harry Reynolds. "There are no hind tracks."

The tracks feature a footpad, toes and claws that stretch out 3 inches from the toes. Reynolds said it's either a boot or some little attachment someone is putting on a boot.

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