- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife rangers say a black bear sow and her cub have been raiding unattended picnics near lakes in Grand Teton National Park.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1NCGSzh ) that traps were set Friday to catch the bear that has taken food near String Lake and Jenny Lake.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bear has a history of conflict and will be relocated if caught.

Skaggs says park visitors are being negligent by leaving coolers and food scraps on the beach while they’re in the water.

Grand Teton rangers tried to move the bear away from the beach on Friday by blasting it with a gun that fires non-lethal bean bags. But the sow swam across the lake and later returned.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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