Mr Babock, a foreman at the airport, explains that federal law prevents them from harassing marine animals, which meant that moving the bears could be difficult. To remove them from the runway, he shone a light at them and they moved off the airfield on their own accord.
"They saw me at the same time I saw them they turned and ran and I followed to make sure they didn't run towards the fence or town," he writes on Facebook while sharing a video of the polar bears.
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On their Facebook page, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities writes that wildlife poses a 'significant safety hazard to the aviation system and the traveling public'. "Our staff routinely checks runways to ensure they are clear of wildlife."
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