Video: Bear cub invades Alaska supermarket
Friday 21 Oct 2011 1:38 p.m.
Some supermarket shoppers were treated to Alaska's version of a bear market last weekend.
A small black bear cub walked in the front door of Tatsuda's IGA in Ketchikan.
The scared animal found its way to a produce cooler.
Meat department manager Joe Stollar responded to the PA announcement with a net because he misheard the announcement to say there was a bird in the store.
Authorities suspect it was an orphaned bear since its mother wasn't nearby.
Stollar says the tiny bear was just scared and trying to hide.
A customer captured the bear, and it was sent out the store's back door into the woods.
Several thousand dollars of ruined produce was donated to a livestock owner.