Agents catch darted black bear in Lakewood, Wash.



LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — It took three or four shots from a tranquilizer gun, but Washington Fish and Wildlife agents finally caught a black bear that eluded them for about three hours Friday morning in a Lakewood neighborhood.

KIRO-TV video showed the bear walking across the grounds of Tyee Park Elementary School and along railroad tracks where agents followed it into a ravine and delivered the shot that finally put it to sleep.

The bear took off about 6 a.m. after receiving its first dart, climbed over backyard fences and even eluded a Karelian bear dog.

The bear appears to be a couple of years old. It has been spotted over the past week in the Lakewood-Fort Lewis area.

Wildlife agents drove it away in a cage.


Information from: KIRO-TV, htt