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Black Bear Trapped on Dam is Euthanized

A black bear that was trapped on a spillway at The Dalles dam had to be euthanized after officials determined they could not safely remove it.

4/14/2011

During his usual rounds, an employee at The Dalles dam in Oregon discovered that a large black bear was trapped on a spillway, perched above a 75-foot drop. Officials determined that they could not safely remove the bear and that it had to be euthanized; it was later shot and killed with a rifle by a law enforcement official.

Read the full storty at oregonlive.com.

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