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Polar Bear Scavenges for Food Near Russian Village, Hundreds of Miles From Home

Now, officials said, a rescue effort is underway to take the bear back to where it belongs. 

A polar bear was found scavenging for food in a Russian village, hundreds of miles from home. 

It's believed the bear ended up in Tilichiki, on the Kamtchatka Peninsula, after being carried there on a floating chunk of ice

The bear, according to local residents, appeared "exhausted" and was not aggressive at all. 

Now, officials said, a rescue effort is underway to take the bear back to where it belongs. 

They'll use a sedative to put the bear to sleep, then airlift it back north. 

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