By Mike Dunn 

Bear captured near Sharp Street

Bear, personnel were not harmed in day-long pursuit


Mike Dunn

After taking three tranquilizer darts, a young bear passes out in the trap set by local Game and Fish personnel. The bear was later released back into the wild away from town.

Saratoga residents found an unwelcome guest running around town.

A three-year-old male black bear was spotted in the northern part of Saratoga on Sept. 23. The bear was captured by the Wyoming Game and Fish (WGAF) and was safely released into the wild.

Reports of a dumpster on Veterans Island being broken into by a bear were reported to WGAF on the night of Sept. 22. WGAF spotted the bear in the early hours of Sept. 23, and took action to pursue the bear through town.

The bear climbed a tree near a home on Sharp Street. After being tranquilized, the bear lost his ability to hang on to the...

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