WY: Bear trapped at Sibley Lake Campground euthanized

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department euthanized a black bear Sunday morning after it received repeated human-provided food rewards in the Sibley Lake campground in the Bighorn National Forest.

The bear, a four to five-year-old male, visited the campground Friday evening and was able to access food left out by campers. The bear fed on hotdogs and other food from a cooler that had been left outside overnight at one camp, as well as items such as creamer, apples and bread that had been left out at another campsite.

A trap was set for the bear on Saturday and it entered the trap after returning to the campground that night.

Read the full story from Basin Radio Network.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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