KETCHIKAN -- A small black bear cub that was seen scrambling across the fruit and vegetable case in a Ketchikan grocery store is probably doing fine.
That's the assessment of Boyd Porter, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife management biologist, who says the cub is probably snuggled up in a den with its mother by now.
Porter told the Ketchikan Daily News that if the cub had been orphaned or ill, chances are people would have seen it again scavenging in the neighborhoods.
The cub walked in the front door of Tatsuda's IGA on Oct. 15. A customer captured the bear and sent it out the store's back door into the woods.