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Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

A young black bear has been making the rounds of an Alaska neighborhood in Anchorage and is raiding the residents' trash.

A sighting Thursday morning provided people a chance to snap photos from the front doors of their homes as they prepared to go to work.

The bear made it easy after he raided a trash can and munched on garbage in the middle of a lawn.

Thursday's bear sighting in Alaska's largest city came days after two people were fatally mauled by black bears elsewhere in Alaska.

Bear sightings are common in Anchorage, a city of 300,000 people that encompasses an area larger than the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

About 350 black bears and 65 brown bears live in Anchorage.