Agents catch darted black bear in Lakewood, Wash.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html