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Black bear euthanized in Evanston after climbing into neighborhood yards

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it euthanized a black bear on Wednesday that was captured in Evanston.

According to a release, the bear had become comfortable around humans and was seen on multiple occasions gathering food around neighborhoods.

The Game and Fish says the agency prefers to relocate bears, but according to the release they prefer not to relocate bears who are comfortable around humans.

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The bear was seen last month after tipping multiple garbage cans and feeding on the contents. It was seen over the next several days wandering residential areas and eating from trash bins.

On Wednesday morning, the bear was observed pulling planks from residential fencing before climbing into different backyards in search for food. The bear was watched by several juveniles who had been in a tent in one of the backyards, according to the release.

The Game and Fish say it is important to prevent bears from becoming too accustomed to human, pet or livestock food.