A life with the critters
Karn Osler, a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, poses with a bear during a public interactive event at Youghiogheny River Lake. The bear had been known for his sweet tooth. It had ravaged a homeowner’s private beehive and devoured his honey. Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservations officers caught the bear twice using donuts as bait. On the second capture, Osler worked with the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission to stage the bear – who remained safely tranquilized inside a bear trap – as part of a live, interactive demonstration to inform visitors about bear-human interactions. Officers later released the bear about 100 miles away to another game land to avoid future conflict. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by staff)

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