Grizzlies get relocated

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May 11, 2010 4:45:43 AM PDT
You might think it's cool to have bears wandering around near your home.

But if they weigh more than your average adult and show no fear of people - it's time for them to go.

That's what officials in Montana did with a pair of grizzly bears that had been hanging out in residential areas of Ferndale.

The bears were captured and relocated in the South Fork of the Flathead River drainage.

Bear management specialist Tim Manley says the bears were collared because they were eating grass in yards, approaching houses - and weren't wary of people.

One of the bears weighed 209 pounds, while the other tipped the scales at 228.


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