Black Bear Euthanized After Seen on Rincon Beach

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Black Bear Euthanized After Seen on Rincon Beach
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(Screenshot from video by Henry Haber posted by Coastal View News)

A black bear was euthanized after wandering down to Rincon Point on Saturday afternoon.

The bear, estimated to be 300 pounds, was believed to have wandered down Rincon Creek then around the sand and several beachfront properties, reports Coastal View News.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Game Wardens responded to the bear sighting on the beach and monitored the bear. It was lethargic and confused and would not return to the woods on its own, said Andrew Hughan, Public Information Officer for California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

On Sunday, Game Wardens darted the bear and during an examination determined it was very unhealthy and needed to be taken to a veterinarian. According to the veterinarian, the bear could not be saved and decided to euthanize it, reports Hughan.

"It’s a difficult decision and without a full necropsy we will not be able to determine what happened and we are not going to do that for this animal. Often times they are hit by cars and have internal injuries or broken hips and survive to wander into populated areas. The bear was suffering and we can’t save them from catastrophic injuries," said Hughan. 

The bear was returned to nature to decompose.

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a-1506294587 Aug 22, 2017 10:32 PM
Black Bear Euthanized After Seen on Rincon Beach

The photo I saw of him in the F&W truck, he looked bad; his coat was horrible and partial. Might be wrong but I'm glad his suffering is over. Bears don't come down to neighborhoods to view the ocean... RIP

Roger Aug 22, 2017 05:07 PM
Black Bear Euthanized After Seen on Rincon Beach

Will I have a hard time believing they had to kill it Bull Manure! Seems like Bear is not a Cub it gets put down and they ALWAYS have an excuse Poor Bear!

Flicka Aug 22, 2017 01:58 PM
Black Bear Euthanized After Seen on Rincon Beach

Good this guy was found and didn't have to wander in the Wilderness to suffer and slowly die. Imagine looking out of your beach home and seeing a bear on the sand. "And what have you been smoking?", said the wife to her husband before looking for herself.

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