Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh said the department has gotten a few reports of bear sightings recently in the Anchorage area, but only one of them was confirmed.
That's because photographer Todd List took pictures of the lone black bear he spotted along the Seward Highway on Turnagain Arm this past Sunday. List said the bear was between the Potter trailhead and McHue Creek.
"There have been a couple of reports of bears starting to poke around outside the dens," said Marsh. "But it's a little bit early yet."