Bear Closes in on Elmo, Authorities Euthanize Animal for Safety


Reports of a black bear on the outskirts of Elmo had local authorities and a hound responding to track the animal on Sunday.

Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk explained that authorities contacted the Division of Wildlife Resources, who then called on local hounds to respond to the area. After some time, the hounds were able to track down the bear. The bear refused to go down without a fight and was still responsive after three rounds of tranquilizing. Officials finally had to euthanize the bear as a safety precaution.

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