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Black Bear Caught Near Glenbrook Euthanized

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Nevada Department of Wildlife officials have destroyed a black bear they say was a public safety threat at Lake Tahoe.
 
The 3-year-old male was captured for a second time on Sunday in the Glenbrook area on Tahoe's south shore. It was first captured and tagged in late June after reports of a bear attempting to break into homes.
 
Biologists say the bear showed no fear of humans and also was implicated in the death of a goat.
 
It's the third bear euthanized by NDOW this year, and experts fear more bear encounters are likely because of a lack of food after two years of drought.
 
This is the time of year bears dramatically increase their food consumption to prepare for hibernation.

To report bear conflicts in California, contact Northern California dispatch at (916) 445-0380. To report bear conflicts in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Wildlife at (775) 688-BEAR (2327). If the issue is an immediate threat, call the local sheriff's department or 911.
 
For information on living with bears, you can go to www.ndow.org and the look for the ‘Bear Logic' page on the website.

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