BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — An adult black bear that was roaming a north Boise neighborhood was euthanized Friday morning.
Officials say they tried to sedate the bear near Hill Road and Lancaster Drive, but before the chemicals had a chance to take effect, the bear fell out of a tree and began running toward Hill Road.
Fish and Game and Boise PD shot the bear "before it could move further into more densely populated residential areas."
This is the second black bear to have been euthanized in the past week. On Sept. 18, Fish and Game officers euthanized a black bear in a southeast Boise industrial park compound between South Federal Way and I-84. The black bear was a subadult male that had been captured and moved from a north-end Boise residential neighborhood 4 months earlier.
"Given that we have had such a dry year, natural food sources in the mountain and foothills are likely limited," said Ryan Walrath, Southwest Region Wildlife Manager. "In years like this, bears are searching for other food sources to help them put on weight prior to hibernation in the winter."