Two is Un-bear-able

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Two black bear were re­moved from Wood­land Hills after tak­ing up res­i­dence in this small wooded com­mu­nity. The Utah Di­vi­sion of Wildlife Re­sources (DWR) re­ceived a call over a month ago about a small black bear hang­ing around a Wood­land Hills neigh­bor­hood. DWR per­son­nel re­sponded and set up cul­vert traps to hope­fully re­lo­cate the nui­sance bear. After sev­eral at­tempts, trap­ping the bear was un­suc­cess­ful. The DWR de­cided to call Wildlife Ser­vices who helped tree the bear with dogs. The bear was suc­cess­fully im­mo­bi­lized and moved to a far away re­mote lo­ca­tion.

Wood­land Hills res­i­dents were happy to see the bear gone, only to get a sur­prise the next morn­ing when another bear showed up in the same neigh­bor­hood. Trap­ping at­tempts were again made with no suc­cess. A few days later, a Wood­land Hills res­i­dent found the bear get­ting into his garbage cans. His hound dogs treed the bear by his house which made it pos­si­ble for DWR to im­mo­bi­lize it. This sec­ond bear was also re­lo­cated to a re­mote lo­ca­tion. It is likely th­ese two young bears were sib­lings.

Steve Gray

Treed bear near Wood­land Hills.

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