CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game says the bear believed to have attacked a Center Harbor woman outside her home was shot and killed by a conservation officer.

Officials say the large, adult male black bear exhibited extremely aggressive behavior before it was shot at about 9 p.m. Wednesday not far from where a woman was injured by a bear on Sunday night.

The woman was not seriously hurt.

Fish and Game Col. Martin Garabedian says the bear had to be killed to protect the public.

Garabedian says the bear had become accustomed to finding food at peoples’ homes and it had lost its fear of people.

Officials had said the bear was being fed in the Center Harbor neighborhood for about five years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. Tammy says:

    Maybe if people left the bears ALONE and didn’t FEED them, then so many wouldn’t be killed every year.It’s to bad so many have to get killed every year because of ignorant humans. Leave the wildlife alone,don’t feed the bears…COMMON SENSE is all you need.

  2. Kendelle Aronson says:

    How do they know it was the same bear? Do they have paw prints instead of fingerprints? Did they do DNA testing?

  3. poorbear says:

    why couldn’t they relocate the bear? He had to die because some moron was feeding it, then moved? They should have found this idiot and relocated the bear to her new home since she was treating it like a pet!

  4. TuvToo says:

    Wow thats really messed up dude, seriously.

  5. Protected??? says:

    ” Believed ” ” Conservation “…. some doubt in one word. Not to mention conservation is just very sad choice as well .. wildlife looses AGAIN. So is this whats the parks , biologists and fish and game have become.. wildlife killers. So they shot the bear.. Hmm ran out of DRC 1339 did we. thought they had a poison fetish .
    From poisoning crows , blackbirds , redwing blackbirds , disturbing nesting hawks , Killing bears.. kinda thought these people were supposed to help protected animals, guess not.
    What a bunch ……….

  6. CP says:

    It’s a shame a bear had to be killed simply because some moron was feeding it like a pet. That person should get fined. And if there is no ‘real’ law to categorize the fine under then it should simply fall under the ‘being an idiot ‘ law.

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