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Nevada wildlife officials kill Tahoe black bear; second of season

Staff and wire reports

STATELINE, Nev. — Nevada wildlife officers recently killed a female black bear they deemed a threat to human safety, marking the second bruin killed this season by the state.

This week, Nevada Department of Wildlife Public Information Officer Chris Healy said the 2-year-old bruin was shot dead July 28 following a confrontation with a homeowner near Stateline, on Tahoe's South Shore.

Healy says the bear had been captured and fitted with a tracking collar in early May after she was found trying to raid trash bins across South Lake Tahoe. The collar showed she kept returning to residential areas.

Healy says a bear that breaks into occupied dwellings crosses a line and becomes a danger to human safety.

NDOW trapped and killed another bear in June after it raided a cooler that was left in the back of a Jeep with an open top at Sand Harbor State Park, near Incline Village on the North Shore.

In that incident, the 2-year-old male was reportedly posing a growing danger by hanging around the state park.