Bear Euthanized After Entering Lake Tahoe Condo

Saturday, May 18, 2013  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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Bear Euthanized After Entering Lake Tahoe Condo

This is not the black bear, but the photo shows how close the animals can come in contact with humans.

Nevada wildlife officials say they were forced to euthanize a bear that entered an Incline Village condominium because the bruin posed a danger to the public.

A woman phoned authorities after encountering the 3-year-old, 325-pound male bear inside her unit late Thursday night on Lake Tahoe's north shore.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the black bear apparently entered the condo through an open garage door and unlocked door.

A Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist tranquilized the bear after it broke an upstairs window. The bear jumped from the building, climbed a tree and then fell to the ground.

Wildlife officials say they decided to euthanize the bear because of its behavior in entering the structure.

The bear knocked over a dresser, knocked a mirror off the wall and tore up a couch.

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