Officials Kill Black Bear That Menaced People - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Officials Kill Black Bear That Menaced People

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho wildlife officers have killed a black bear that they say had lost its of fear of people and had begun menacing them.

Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Jim Lukens says the animal had taken a swipe at a tent, and also charged at a visitor to Redfish lodge.

Lukens says the bear showed no fear of humans and an ear tag showed the animal had been captured before for similar problems.

The bear was killed in the Redfish Lake area.

Sawtooth National Forest spokeswoman Julie Thomas says as the mountains dry out bears have a harder time finding food naturally, and will sometimes try and scavenge food from campsites.

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