You know the bear problem is bad when the Washington Post is reporting on it. They did an article about all the bear attacks around Anchorage.
I remember going to the village dump with my grandma, and thought she was the bravest person ever when she threw rocks at the bears that got too close, to make them afraid of humans. Then again, the only times I ever had nightmares about bears was when I was visiting her in the village...
My dad got mauled by a bear. We actually heard this story all growing up, and he'd show us this big scar on his hand.
It was all true. What he failed to leave out, until I was pretty old, was that it was a bear cub.