Nuisance Black Bear Trapped, Killed in Big Sky
BIG SKY, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have killed a black bear that rummaged through trash, tried to enter a hotel and stole pizza off somebody's plate.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says wardens decided to kill the 185-pound female because it had become a nuisance around Big Sky and started showing no fear of humans.
The Bozeman Chronicle reports the bear nearly entered the Wilson Hotel, broke into garbage cans and stole pizza off a woman's plate at an outdoor table.
The bear was believed to be between 8 and 10 years old.
Wildlife officials trapped the bear Sept. 23 and killed it the next day.