Black bear tranquilized, cub still at large in west Reno neighborhood

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Updated: 10/22/2012 6:50 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Nevada Department of Wildlife says late this morning a female bear was tranquilized in the urban interface neighborhood near Plumb and McCarran Blvd. in the foothills of west Reno. However, attempts to find and tranquilize her cub were unsuccessful. NDOW is asking for the public’s help in finding the cub so the female can be reunited with her offspring.

The eight to nine-year-old female was given an ear tag (Yellow 35), a tattoo on her inner jaw and received a microchip tag. In addition, hair and blood samples were taken, making the bear part of NDOW’s ongoing study of black bears in the Sierra Nevada.

NDOW will hold onto the female for a couple of days in hopes of capturing the cub. If the cub is not found, the female will be released back into the mountains.

If people see the cub they can call the Bear Hotline number at 775 688-BEAR (2327).

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