No Lions or Tigers, But Bears! Oh My!

Lack of water and food has sent another bear foraging in Reno.

The latest arrival shut down Trainer Way for hours after the animal climbed a tree.

A state wildlife official shot the 12-year-old, 160-pound female bear with a tranquilizer and she fell from the tree into a tarp held by firefighters and police.

State Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says it may be the same bear seen rummaging in a garbage can last week at an Albertsons on Keystone Avenue and might be the mother of a cub
caught earlier this month near Rancho San Rafael Park.

Another bear was captured near Hunter Lake and Plumb Lane earlier this month.

Healy says the department has received about 400 bear calls in
Western Nevada since July first.