Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved to be no match for doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.
The Fort Myers News-Press reports that the juvenile, 250-pound bear spent a good chunk of Tuesday morning meandering around the Gulf coast city.
Wildlife officials say bears tend to move around more in the spring in search of mates and, as always, food.
Officials were reluctant to use tranquilizers in a congested area so they turned to Krispy Kreme doughnuts and blueberry-scentred spray to trap the bear. It was relocated to a wildlife area.
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