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Big bear causing problems at Incline Village

The Associated Press

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Nevada wildlife officials say a really big bear is causing big problems at the Lake Tahoe community of Incline Village.

The black bear, estimated by some to be around 700 pounds, may be responsible for as much as $70,000 in damage this year.

Wildlife experts say the large bruin has evaded traps and special night patrols to try to catch him. One homeowner shot the bear after it broke in. One bullet bounced off its skull, and the other one wounded it.

Biologist Carl Lackey says sheriff’s deputies describe it as the largest bear they’ve ever seen.

Lackey has been pursuing the bear for the last three years. He estimates it has broken into more than three dozen garages around Incline this summer alone.