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2nd bear euthanized near Boulder elementary school

BOULDER, Colo. - Wildlife officials have euthanized a second black bear near an elementary school in Boulder.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill tells The Daily Camera the 590-pound bear was put down near Flatirons Elementary School on Monday morning. She says the bruin was tagged in 2008 and relocated to the border of Wyoming, but it returned to the city within months and was often seen digging through trash.
On Friday, a male bear weighing between 180 and 200 pounds was seen near the school, temporarily preventing students from leaving. Churchill says that bear, which also had posed problems, was killed because it wouldn't head back to the foothills west of town.
Wildlife officials are asking residents to secure their trash so other bears are not attracted to the area.

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