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Conservation officers destroy three grizzly bears

By Contributor
May 10th, 2012

CBC Radio is reporting conservation officers destroyed three grizzly bears in less than a week after the bears devoured eight sheep grazing on a ranch near Edgewood, B.C., north of Nakusp.

Edgewood is Located 10 kilometers south of Highway 6, near the Needles Cable Ferry across the Lower Arrow Lake.

The three bears were coming out of hibernation and got a taste for sheep, the conservation officers said.

A fourth was relocated after chasing an ostrich, which died. But since the grizzly didn’t feed on the bird, the bear was trapped and taken to the Granby Wilderness area near Grand Forks, B.C.

The remaining sheep were also relocated — to the other side of Arrow Lake, where one was then eaten by a cougar.

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