Ranger shoots bear threatening campers in New York

INLET, N.Y. — A forest ranger shot and killed a black bear last week at the Eighth Lake state campground near Inlet after the bear threatened several campers, reports The Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

“It got aggressive with campers and was charging them and hissing and growling,” state Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologist Ed Reed told the newspaper. “So we decided to euthanize the bear.” The yearling male had obtained food and had been fed by campers at the same campground earlier this summer, but it hadn’t acted aggressively before Thursday, Reed said.

Once it did, DEC wildlife staff determined it had to kill the animal. To read the complete report see The Adirondack Daily Enterprise