Bear cubs, like this American Black Bear, are ...

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I read in the Cottonwood Journal Extra Wednesday that a bear surprised a homeowner by climbing a tree on his property. The homeowner called police, which must have sent the majority of its force, to subdue the lost and wayward bear. The police, the paper said, try to shoot a tranquilizer into the poor thing. instead, they “euthanized” it. That’s how the paper reported it. I suppose you can’t take chances around here with such potentially harmful mammals. I’m just glad that the bear did not show up in my neighbor