WPR News
11:25 am
Tue June 1, 2004

Problem Bear Euthanized

Jackson, WY – A black bear that became used to raiding garbage cans and bird feeders has been killed near Teton Village. Friday night, the bear got into a garage through a pet door, got into some garbage, and did considerable damage before leaving. The Game and Fish Department decided to euthanize the bear because it would have continued to seek out food in residential areas and remain a safety hazard. Bear management officer Eric Shorma says it was a frustrating incident because the homeowner had already been warned about having bird feeders too close to the ground.