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Bear feasting on chickens euthanized in northern Wyoming

June 7, 2018

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials euthanized a black bear that was feasting on chickens and probing garbage in northern Wyoming.

The Cody Enterprise reports the 9-year-old bear was darted Sunday, and Game and Fish staff determined that it was in poor health. Tara Hodges, a spokeswoman for the agency, says the bear was missing teeth, and its other teeth were showing signs of wear.

Game and Fish was notified Sunday that the bear had killed three chickens. It was captured at a nearby church.

Hodges says decisions to euthanize wildlife are made on a case-by-case basis.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, http://www.codyenterprise.com

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