Paw Patrol: Anchorage Police help apprehend black bear on the lam

In most places, a police pursuit of a bear through the “urban jungle” would be an unusual sight. But in Alaska, it’s just another Thursday night.

The Anchorage Police Department recently captured some amazing video of a black bear wandering – and running – through the city’s downtown. Little wonder that video montage of the slow-speed chase quickly amassed more than 1 million views on the department’s Facebook page and tens of thousands more on YouTube.

It’s 3-minutes of awesome.

“Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to catch an eluding suspect… especially when they are wild, unpredictable and have four feet,” police wrote.

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“This black bear went on a tour of downtown Anchorage last night and fortunately no one was hurt,” police wrote on Sept. 16.

That tour included a cruise by a local Pizza Hut.

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It also toured through some residential areas, tried to dig under and fence and climb a tree before Fish and Wildlife intervened to “peacefully apprehend the bear.”

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Police also used the “rare encounter” to remind people to keep as much distance as possible from wildlife.

Photos Anchorage Police Department/Facebook

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