April 30, 2012
Robin Weible took this photo of an adult male black bear Sunday from her home on the 1400 block of West Third Street. After failed attempts to tranquilize the bear, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials euthanized the animal in accordance with a “two-strike” policy regarding nuisance bears.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers euthanized an adult male black bear Sunday in Craig after attempts to tranquilize the animal failed, an agency spokesman said. “Our officers did not put this bear down for any other reason other than the fact that it was a tagged nuisance bear and it did not look like it was in any hurry to leave the city,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for Parks and Wildlife’s northwest region. The bear was reported Sunday morning to the Moffat County Public Safety Center, where the call was forwarded to Parks and Wildlife. The caller reported the animal was in the yard of a home near the intersection of Third Street and Mack Lane, Porras said.