December 19, 2014
Another black bear has wandered into a Reno neighborhood -- this time in the Zolezzi (zoh-LEH'-zee) Lane area south of town.
Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says the 120-pound female was looking for food.
The bear, who is eight or nine years old, was tranquilized and will be released into the wild.
Healy says it's been an extraordinary year.
This was the seventh bear tranquilized since August third.
The bears are being driven into urban areas by a lack of water and food in the wild.
Healy says the latest bear shows signs of stress from the poor conditions.
As he put it, "It was not in the best of shape, but we still feel it has a chance to survive in the wild a fighting chance."