Bear leads police on a chase through town

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Police in Alaska recently found themselves tracking a potential threat to the well-being of the public, notes KRDO.

A bear had taken to the streets of downtown Anchorage.

Authorities followed the woodlands animal as it wandered from storefront to storefront, through the occasional yard, and up a tree.

As luck would have it, the dashcam was rolling, and the entire chase was recorded.

The Anchorage Police Department posted the footage to its Facebook page, along with the note, "Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to catch an eluding suspect...especially when they are wild, unpredictable and have four feet."

There were no reported injuries, and the bear was safely removed from the populated area.

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A black bear scavenges for food beside tourists near the famous General Sherman tree at the Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. The Redwood trees which are native to California's Sierra Nevada Mountains are the world's largest by volume reaching heights of 274.9 feet (84.2 metres) and a ground level girth of 109 feet (33 metres). The oldest known Giant Sequoia based on it's ring count is 3,500 years old. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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