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Bear peruses produce at Alaska grocery store

October 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Shoppers in southern Alaska were startled to find a furry visitor that dropped by a grocery store.

A brown bear cub strolled into Tatsuda's IGA in Ketchikan and started climbing over the fruits and vegetables.

Shoppers and store employees gathered around the bear to get a better look, shoot video and take pictures.

The cub paced back and forth over the lettuce and cabbage and other produce until one customer decided to take matters in his own hands.

He captured the bear, and it was sent out the store's back door into the woods.

Several thousand dollars of ruined produce was donated to a livestock owner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.