Picture taken on Februarr 25, 2008, shows a road sign sporting a polar bear notifying motorists of their presence outside the arctic town of Longyearbyen in Norway. AFP PHOTO/DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN
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Alaska university teacher in hospital after bear mauled himA man who teaches classes on the outdoors is trying to recover after he was mauled by a bear during a mountaineering class in the Alaska Panhandle.Forest Wagner, 35, of Fairbanks, was with a group of 12 students Monday on Mount Emmerich near Haines, Alaska, when he was attacked, according to University of Alaska Southeast spokeswoman Kate Bausler. Wagner was leading a group of 11 students and 2 teaching assistants when Wagner was attacked by a bear with cubs, the statement said.Wagner is the second man attacked by a bear in Alaska within days.
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