March 11, 2014
A rogue bear with a history of breaking into homes in the Lake Tahoe area has been killed by Nevada wildlife officials.
Biologists say the female yearling was shot and killed Tuesday
night after raiding someone's kitchen.
They add it was suspected of breaking into several homes in the
Kingsbury Grade area and had been caught and released four times
Wildlife biologist Carl Lackey says the young bear learned from
its mother how to forage for trash and was not afraid of people,
making it dangerous.
It was the second bear killed by Nevada wildlife officials this
The department trapped and released 54 bears last year, using
dogs and rubber bullets to try to convince the animals it's not a
good idea to hang around people.