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Bear euthanized after wandering through Billings South Side neighborhood

Posted at 3:28 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 17:28:54-04

BILLINGS - Billings police and state game officials said a black bear was euthanized after wandering into a South Side neighborhood.

Police said in a Twitter post that the bear was spotted at about 5:10 a.m. Thursday. The bear was treed at Second Avenue South and South 35th Street and "dispatched," according to the post.

The bear was killed, according to a followup tweet, because state wildlife officials "decided this was the best course of action due to where the bear was located at."