NDOW traps three bears in south Reno

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Updated: 10/17/2012 5:52 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada Department of Wildlife captured thee black bears last night in south Reno. The mother was a six to seven-year-old wild land black bear, and she was with her two cubs (one was a male and one was a female). NDOW says they were captured around Holcomb Ranch Road.

The mother and one of the cubs were caught in a trap while the other cub was tranquilized when up a tree near where the trap was set.

NDOW says the female weighed about 125 pounds and was fitted with a satellite collar to track her movements after her release. The bears will be released on Thursday morning in an area near the Mt. Rose backcountry.

NDOW wants to remind people that bears are not uncommon in urban interface areas during the autumn because of the various attractants in place for hungry bears. These attractants include fruit trees, koi ponds and other tempting vegetation.

People who live in these areas need to be aware that bears are active for the next few weeks and they should take precautions by not leaving their garbage out.

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