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Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak's (KAL-ee-ak's) part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska's Beaufort (BOH'-fort) Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she's ever seen got inside a house.

 
Kaleak tells the Alaska Dispatch News (http://bit.ly/ZCfpKQ ) that she got a call by radio on Friday that a bear was inside a doorway.
 
She and a co-worker spotted the polar bear inside 81-year-old Betty Brower's home in Kaktovik (kak-TOH'-vik), a village of 300. It was eating seal oil from a drum.
 
Kaleak carries a shotgun loaded with beanbag and firecracker rounds, but she and a co-worker shooed the bear away.
 
Biologists say that as ice on the sea recedes, polar bears appear in the village to eat whale parts left by hunters.

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