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Bear wanders by ballpark, halts baseball game

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A curious bear caused a momentarily delay in an American Legion baseball game this week in Alaska's capital.

The black bear was captured by still and video cameras walking along the outfield fence Sunday during a game between Juneau and West Anchorage.

Black bears are common in Juneau. The Juneau Empire reports ( http://is.gd/wF95Oq ) officials stopped the game for a bit to allow the Anchorage players to take in the experience. Bears normally walk along a bear trail that goes along the outfield fence and then cuts into the woods after right field.

This bear didn't get a free lunch like last year. During a soccer camp, a bear walked down the middle of the field and proceeded to the stands, where it ate several sack lunches intended for players.

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