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Cooking bacon attracted bear at Avimor, doughnuts, sardines lured it out

This bear was captured by Idaho Fish & Game after trying to enter a Boise-area home, attracted by sizzling bacon on Sunday; it'll be relocated in the wild. (Idaho Fish & Game)
This bear was captured by Idaho Fish & Game after trying to enter a Boise-area home, attracted by sizzling bacon on Sunday; it'll be relocated in the wild. (Idaho Fish & Game)

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Wildlife officers used doughnuts, cake and sardines to lure a black bear down from a tree after it caused a disturbance in a planned community along Idaho Highway 55. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the bear will be relocated Monday to a remote area. Fish and Game spokesman Evin Oneale told the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/OBiDDp) a homeowner in the Avimor development was cooking bacon Sunday afternoon when the bear tried to enter the residence, tearing two window screens. The bear then left the home and climbed a tree, where it was tranquilized but couldn't be safely retrieved. While the bear slept, wildlife officers stocked a trap below with goodies that proved too tempting for the bear to ignore; the bear was captured about 10 p.m. last night.




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