NDOW: Problem Incline Bear Captured and Killed

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV - A bear Nevada wildlife officials say was responsible for tearing the siding off a house in Incline Village has been captured and killed.

A trap was set to capture the bear over Presidents' Day weekend, but it trapped the wrong bear, which was then released.

NDOW's Chris Healy tells KOLO 8 News Now someone in the neighborhood called to say the problem bear was back... the one for which wildlife officials had been looking.

The 4-year-old 250-pound male had been getting into garbage and a warden says it broke into a home.

Healy says because it was not afraid of people, the bear had become a danger to people in the neighborhood.

It was captured Wednesday, tranquilized, driven to Reno and euthanized.

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