Sitka groundskeeper faces poison charges

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A golf course groundskeeper in Sitka has been charged with attempting to poison brown bears , but the poison wound up killing two dogs instead.

The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports (http://is.gd/nD8CES) the dogs had been running free at the Sea Mountain Golf Course a day before they died.

Troopers have cited 31-year-old Kevin N. Taranoff for using unlawful methods and means to take big game.

Troopers allege he attempted to kill troublesome brown bears at the golf course by putting out food that had been laced with antifreeze. He has a Nov. 12 court date.

Taranoff declined comment to the Sentinel, other than to say that signs at the golf course noting that dogs should be leashed were there for a reason.

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Information from: Daily Sitka (Alaska) Sentinel, http://www.sitkasentinel.com/

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