JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming — Two young grizzly bears have been relocated after hanging around lodges along the North Fork of the Shoshone River and getting too close to people.
The Jackson Hole News And Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1JVhkNU ) Wyoming Game and Fish Department large carnivore supervisor Dan Thompson says the 2-year-old bears, who are presumed to be siblings, were moved Thursday to grizzly bear habitat near Yellowstone National Park.
Thompson says younger bears are usually fearful around people but these grizzlies had been playing in people's front yards. He says the bears had to be relocated after more than one attempt to steer the bears away from the lodges failed.
Game and Fish have encouraged people living in bear country to clean up garbage, food and horse feed to help keep bears away.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com