- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A black bear with a penchant for human food has been euthanized in Glacier National Park.

Park rangers killed the 100-pound bear in Apgar Village on Thursday evening, two days after it grabbed food out of an open vehicle trunk a few feet away from where people were picnicking at Fish Creek Campground. An effort to trap the bear failed.

Park spokeswoman Margie Steigerwald says the bear was spotted in Apgar Village several times on Thursday and witnesses said it did not appear to fear people.

The bear had an ear tag from when Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens captured it in June 2015 after it got into garbage near Essex. The bear was relocated about 26 miles away and didn’t get into further trouble until this week.

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