By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
A bear was euthanized in Corbin on Monday night and the bear that was spotted at Holly Bay Campground has not been seen.
Once the U.S. Forest Service has had no sighting of a bear at Holly Bay Campground by tonight (Thursday) the campground will be opened, said gate attendant Clyde Burrows, Wednesday.
Burrows said the gate will be opened “about a minute after I get the call.”
The campground was closed on Saturday, July 27, when a bear was spotted that evening.
At Holly Bay, “We’ve had a bear that was hanging around the campground, not extremely visible, really just kind of not leaving,” said Steven Dobey, bear Biologist for Fish and Wildlife resources.
A trap had been set up on Saturday, but the bear apparently had not been drawn to it and it will be taken away Thursday if the bear has not been trapped.
Monday night around the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin a 240-pound bear was caught by Fish and Wildlife officers, tranquilized and eventually euthanized.
At about 11 p.m. the bear was found in a wooded area.
It was found by tracking a radio collar around its neck.
Mike Marraccini, speaking for the Fish and Wildlife Department, explained that the bear had lost its fear of people and said, “That is unacceptable behavior.”
The bear had made its way from McCreary County to Corbin where he could easily access food.
Another one spotted at Holly Bay Campground has not been seen
By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
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