Update to 18 Jan 2017 post: For at least 10 days, officials in Longyearbyen, Svalbard have been trying to keep a particularly persistent female polar bear and her two cubs away from the community. After being chased away last week, Sunday night (22 Jan) the trio appeared again at dog kennels at the edge of town but this time, but this time officials drove them even further south.
So reported icepeople.com news site on Tuesday (23 January 2017)(my bold):
A bear of an all-nighter: Trio of polar bears return to town Sunday, officials ‘chase them as far as possible’
OK, this time they’ve really been chased far enough away from town to keep them from returning.
Or so say/hope officials working for The Governor of Svalbard who spent all of Sunday night chasing a mother polar bear and her two cubs from dog kennels at the edge…
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