Bear trapped and released |

Bear trapped and released

Jeff Munson

A 250-pound bear was released in the wilderness about 10 miles away from where it was trapped near an upper Kingsbury Grade home on Tuesday.

The female bear, believed to be between 3 and 4 years old, is one of about 12 bears living in the upper Kingsbury area. It is not the bear believed to have ripped through the exterior of an Andrea Court home, said Carl Lackey of the Nevada Department of Wildlife. That bear was described as much smaller, probably a cub less than a year old, Lackey said.

Over the past couple of days, a bear was seen by the homeowner trying to break into the house. The homeowner called Lackey asking he set a bear trap.

“This is great news. Another bear is saved,” said Ann Bryant, executive director of the BEAR League, a group that promotes bear education in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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