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July 23, 2010

Polar bear sighting surprises Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villagers

By the time Philomena Keyes' skiff arrived Tuesday night to see the polar bear near the mouth of Alaska's Yukon River, other villagers were already there in boats of their own snapping cell phone pictures. Such appearances are rare but not unheard of in the region, where a few polar bears are seen every three to five years. There have been multiple reports this summer of polar bears along the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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