Grizzly Moved After Killing Sheep

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AP 5-22,2015

A young male grizzly bear was relocated after officials say it killed domestic sheep.

The Cody Enterprise reports that Wyoming Game and Fish officials became concerned after hearing about dead livestock. They say the bear killed several sheep over a three-night period.

Officials used traps and a camera to find the bear on private land between Themopolis and Meeteetse. On May 14, they immobilized the animal and moved it 15 miles northwest of Crandall.

The bear was marked so wildlife officials will know about its history of killing livestock if it is captured again.

Grizzlies are considered a threatened species and relocation is done to minimize conflict between bears and humans.

The bear was taken to the Fox Creek drainage of the Clarks Fork River, a currently occupied grizzly habitat.

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