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Bear Death Angers Community

By Nancy Gross After spending 24 hours up a pine tree under the constant gaze of Ojai residents, it was a hard, final fall for a large adult male black bear Saturday night. But judging by the outrage he won’t be quickly forgotten. Department of Fish and Game officers shot the bear with two tranquilizer darts.

Captain of the Fish and Game Dispatch, Roland Takayama, said the bear was not killed by the darts or the fall but that, “We gave it a double dose of the tranquilizers, two darts, and another was administered when it hit the ground, knowing it would be euthanized. It

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