Alabama Officials Euthanize Black Bear

WAFF, Bear Hunting Magazine

Animal control agents had to euthanize a black bear in Athens over the weekend. People who live on Elles Drive spotted the 250-pound bear Saturday evening.

Athens Police and a wildlife officer responded to the scene. They were able to chase the bear up a tree. As they were waiting for someone to respond with a tranquilizer gun, the bear came down.

That is when officers made the decision to euthanize the bear. Wildlife officials say this is the same bear that was reported on Sunday near Cotaco.

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