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Russian wildlife officials have brought in armed guards to protect
Russian wildlife officials have brought in armed guards to protect the public from hungry bears in Siberia's Altai Territory, a spokesperson for a local nature reserve said.

Locals said at least 20 bears have been roaming the village of Yailyu, which is located on the territory of the nature reserve, since late August as they search for food. The bears come to the village at nights, killing chickens and cattle, destroying fences and backhouses, and even attempting to attack people.

Neither shouting nor gunshots can make the bears leave the village, officials said.

The director of the nature reserve, Svetlana Shigreva, said such bear activity had never been seen in its 76-year history. Experts say bears come to the village because it has been a bad year for the berries and nuts they usually eat.

"The village has been taken under armed guard by the inspectors of the national park, and its territory is being patrolled in the evening and overnight," Shigreva said.

She added that the inspectors, who say they have exhausted their options to repel the bears, plan to ask Rosprirodnadzor, Russia's environmental protection agency, to allow them to kill the most aggressive bears.


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