- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife officials have euthanized a black bear that showed up at a home in Laramie about a week after it was removed from a residential area in Colorado for digging through trash bins.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the 80-pound black yearling was trapped and tagged July 9 after getting into trashcans in Fort Collins, Colorado. The male bear was relocated on Bull Mountain near the Colorado-Wyoming border the next day.

By Saturday, it had made its way up a tree at the Laramie home, and wildlife officials decided to euthanize it because it had become conditioned to human food.

Rick King, a wildlife supervisor for the Game and Fish Department, called the decision to kill the bear “heart-wrenching.”


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