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Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1:07 p.m.

Biologist to decide whether bear in Portland lives

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say a black bear found in a Portland neighborhood has been tranquilized, and firefighters got it out of a cedar tree.
A state wildlife agency spokesman, Rick Hargrave, told The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1kOO5Rm) a biologist will assess the bear’s health and decide whether it should be killed or relocated to the forest.
Hargrave says the decision will hinge on the bear’s age and whether the bear just wandered into the city or was drawn to the northeast neighborhood by food. The latter situation could lead to euthanasia.
Police got reports of the bear about 3 a.m. Wednesday and activated a phone system to alert residents in the area to stay in their homes and keep pets inside.
Oregon is home to 25,000 to 30,000 black bears.

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