- Associated Press - Friday, June 12, 2015

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Wildlife officials have euthanized a 3-year-old female black bear they say became too habituated to visitors in Grand Teton National Park.

The bear was put down Thursday after it climbed into the open trunk of a vehicle at Jenny Lake Lodge, ate some food and then tried to get into the main part of the car. Witnesses say the 125-pound bear visited some nearby cabins before she ripped into items left in a housekeeping cart and stole a purse, which she carried off into the woods.

Park biologists say once a bear acquires human food, it often loses its fear of people and may become dangerous.


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