Momma Bear Trapped in Incline Village Released

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV - A mother bear trapped Thursday night in Incline has been released.

Chris Healy with NDOW tells us shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, wildlife officials released the mother bear from the trap in Incline. Healy says she ran off and soon after the 3 cubs got down from the tree.

For now, NDOW has no plans to re-trap the bear. But its concern is if this is the bear that was trying to get into structures, that means the 3 cubs are learning that behavior as well. NDOW wants to get to these bears early to start aversion treatment to keep the animals safe and away from humans.

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INCLINE, Nev. - Community members in Incline Village are rallying around a mother bear that has been trapped.

KOLO 8 News Now spoke with the director of the Bear League, who tells us the momma bear has three young cubs who are also in the same area, looking for their mom.

An Incline resident requested the bear trap from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, to trap the bear.

According to the Bear League, the momma bear is well known in the community, and is affectionately named Jasper by some. But according to Chris Healy with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the bear has been causing some property damage.

NDOW says the plan is to transport the momma and cubs to another location where they can be released back into the wild.

Healy says it's very important that people allow officials to do their job, and not sabotage their trap, because doing so will put the bears in danger.


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