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Black Bear Killed After Losing Fear Of People

(Cottage Grove, OR) -- A young black bear has been killed in Cottage Grove after losing its fear of people. Oregon State Police say residents were hand feeding the bear. It would sleep on porches and in front of doors. The bear was killed at the request of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The body will be taken to the state veterinary office for a necropsy. Fish and Wildlife Officials say that once a bear loses its fear of people they can't be relocated.

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