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Ranger plucks dog from cliff in Alaska park

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A ranger at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska has plucked a dog off a cliff ledge near Exit Glacier.

Sadie was brought down in the backpack of ranger John Anderson on Monday. The park's chief of interpretation, Kristy Sholly, said she didn't know how long the dog had been there. She said Sadie was coaxed into the backpack after refusing to walk on its own.

Park officials began hearing reports late last week of a dog on the glacier and along the Resurrection River near Seward, Alaska, but rangers couldn't find it.

Anderson had to be lowered by rope Monday to pluck the dog from the ledge.

Sholly said Sadie was on a trial adoption when she apparently started roaming the park. She is back at the shelter, awaiting adoption.

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