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October 12, 2014 at 11:23 AM

1 injured after car strikes bear in Grays Harbor County

A teenage passenger was injured when a car struck a black bear on Highway 12 in Grays Harbor County on Saturday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. A Ford Focus was westbound on Highway 12 about two miles east of Oakville around 9 p.m. when it hit a bear that was standing in the middle…

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September 28, 2014 at 2:40 PM

‘Run like there’s a bear’ proves good advice for Alaska cross country racers

KETCHIKAN, Alaska  — A black bear disrupted a girls’ race at the Region V Cross Country meet in Ketchikan, forcing most of the field to re-run the course. Thorne Bay’s Taylee Nyquest led the first heat of runners on the course at Ward Lake on Saturday as her mom and coach, Sheila Nyquest, cheered her on….

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September 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Wandering bear captured near Tacoma Dome

The Associated Press TACOMA — A bear that has been lumbering around Tacoma for several days has been caught downtown and tranquilized. State wildlife agents had been looking for the bear since Sunday when it was first seen in Point Defiance Park. The News Tribune reports it was spotted Wednesday night near Stadium High School. Shortly after midnight…

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August 29, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Bird-feeder-raiding bear released back into the wild

The Associated Press MONROE, Wash. — An underweight black bear that used to live off a Redmond family’s bird feeder has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild. KOMO-TV reports the 1-year-old bear weighed around 45 pounds when it was captured in June, about half the expected weight for a bear of that age. During rehab, naturalists…

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August 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Bear burned in wildfire on the mend at Lake Tahoe

The 37-pound young bear whose paws were badly burned in the Carlton complex wildfires is doing great, according to caretakers at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in California. The third-degree burns on Cinder’s paws are healing, as well the burns around her face, said Denise Upton, a caretaker at the center. A veterinarian changes Cinder’s burn dressings every…

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June 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

360-pound bear captured in Woodinville to be released

A 360-pound black bear captured in Woodinville early Sunday is set to be released back into the woods today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lured the bear into a trap with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The trap was set out earlier last week after the department received a call that the bear was rummaging through…

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June 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Alaska black bear, cubs steal kids’ lunch boxes

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Witnesses say a black bear and two cubs that have been seen frequently in midtown Anchorage stole several lunch boxes at a children’s day camp on the Alaska Pacific University campus. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Katie Adrian, program manager at the summer program run by Camp Fire USA, says the bears…

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June 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM

North Cascades National Park campground closes to deter ‘garbage’ bear

SEDRO-WOOLLEY (AP) — North Cascades National Park in Washington is closing a campground for at least two weeks to discourage a bear that got what was described as “a substantial food reward” when it broke into a garbage can. Park spokesman Ken Hires says Tumwater Campground on the upper Stehekin Valley Road was closed Tuesday and…

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