Carroll Inlet, Ketchikan, Alaska
This year it has been difficult to get out to investigate reports, and I
have no actual sightings or tracks to report.
However, the USFS did have one
unusual case of damage to two of their trucks on an isolated logging road
system east of Ketchikan in April 2000.
The road system was the Shelter Cove
logging road system on the west side of Carroll Inlet. The trucks were
separated by an air-distance of approximately 25 miles, but by an actual
driving distance of over 100 miles.
Allegedly, one truck and one suburban
were both found one morning, with windows smashed in and the roof of one of
the vehicles compressed down with an estimated force of 1,000 lb.
no marks to indicate human involvement and vandalism was not the official
Officially, the report, which I have not been able to obtain,
suggested that the work was that of a bear or bears. Only black bear occur
on Revilla, and their weight is rarely in excess of 650 or 700 lb.
If I can
obtain photos I will forward copies to you.
Rob Alley, Ketchikan, Alaska
Wednesday, January 03, 2001 8:16 PM
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