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A Polar Bear Spotted in Skagafjördur

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A Polar Bear Spotted in Skagafjördur

A large polar bear was spotted in Þverárfjallsvegur road, a mountain road which lies between Saudárkrókur and Skagaströnd.

Þórarinn Leifsson, farmer in Keldudalur confirmed this in an interview with RÚV. Leifsson says that he saw the the bear walking along the road on the mountain. Leifsson told RÚV that he did not dear to come closer than 100 meters to the bear in his car.

Leifsson called the police immediately. “It is not fun having it around in my outer hayfields” Leifsson told RÚV.

Polar bears are not commonly found in Iceland. Once in a while they swim to the coast from the drifting ice from Greenland. As there has been very little drift ice off the coast this winter this animal seems to have swum a very long distance to the north coast of Iceland.

More about the polar bear tomorrow

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