The NDOW has killed the second bear in one week, citing public safety risks as necessitating factors.
According to CBS, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has killed a black bear at Lake Tahoe. This is the second time in a week that the NDOW has killed a bear to protect Nevada Residents.
The bear was female and about 18 months old, and had been identified as the one that recently was blamed for entering two different houses in the Kingsbury area in search of food. Rangers caught the bear between Thursday night and Friday morning in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County, near the lake’s South Shore.
Chris Healy, NDOW’s public information officer, released a statement claiming that it is unfortunate when one of these creatures is killed, but a bear which can enter into a house is dangerous, and the NDOW has a duty to protect residents from wildlife threats.
“We have an obligation to public safety that we do not take lightly. People have called and asked us to move the bear but we cannot move a bear that we know to be dangerous, that just would not be prudent”, said Healy.
Officials report that this was the fifth bear that has been killed by the NDOW in 2015 for the public safety concerns.
On Tuesday August 25, a 450-pound male bear was captured and killed in Incline Village on the North Shore.
Healy has encouraged people to manage their garbage better, especially in the Lake Tahoe Basin.