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Bear Euthanized After Entering Lake Tahoe Condo

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    This is not the black bear, but the photo shows how close the animals can come in contact with humans.

    Nevada wildlife officials say they were forced to euthanize a bear that entered an Incline Village condominium because the bruin posed a danger to the public.

    A woman phoned authorities after encountering the 3-year-old, 325-pound male bear inside her unit late Thursday night on Lake Tahoe's north shore.

    The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the black bear apparently entered the condo through an open garage door and unlocked door.

    A Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist tranquilized the bear after it broke an upstairs window. The bear jumped from the building, climbed a tree and then fell to the ground.

    Wildlife officials say they decided to euthanize the bear because of its behavior in entering the structure.

    The bear knocked over a dresser, knocked a mirror off the wall and tore up a couch.