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Whether nuisance or newborn, local bears sent packing

May 2nd, 2014 11:45 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

Whether nuisance or newborn, local bears sent packing

TWRA Wildlife Officer Bryon Franklin holds one of the tranquilized cubs before it was taken to the Appalachian Bear Rescue on Monday. (Photo contributed by TWRA)

This past week, state wildlife officers were able to "bear" witness to the discovery of three locals who were in need of a good home.

Last Saturday, officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency captured a black bear they believe was responsible for damaging property in a west Johnson City neighborhood in early April, and then, two days later, discovered two black bear cubs in southwestern Washington County.

All three animals have since been relocated to more accommodating locations.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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