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Hank the Tank

 
 
Reply Wed 23 Feb, 2022 03:42 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/21/black-bear-tahoe-hank-the-tank

‘Hank the tank’: California officials seek to trap 500lb bear behind break-ins
Hank, who is far bigger than the average black bear, has broken into nearly 30 homes near Lake Tahoe
 
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 23 Feb, 2022 04:14 pm
Hank is so big because lives on human food, not berries and ****.
jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2022 03:30 am
@edgarblythe,
I saw this yesterday and posted it on a friends timeline, she lives in Tahoe. I asked if she has seen him yet, she said no, he's south lake Tahoe, she lives on the other side.

I read the article, it said he's lost his fear of humans, which most likely means they will probably shoot the poor animal.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2022 07:40 am
@jcboy,
I believe they are more likely to kill him than try to capture him. At the same time I wonder if he could survive in the wilderness without the food he knows how to 'gather.'
jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2022 08:38 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I believe they are more likely to kill him than try to capture him.


You're probably right, he sure is a big one!

https://www.linkpicture.com/q/hank.jpg
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2022 09:00 am
@jcboy,
They should take him to a bear rescue.
jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2022 10:01 am
@Mame,
I hope so fish and game are looking for him, we will see.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Feb, 2022 10:09 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

They should take him to a bear rescue.

I hope so. The outcome likely depends on which entity gets close to him first.
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2022 10:50 am
@edgarblythe,
I was just reading this other article about the bear, appears to be more than one of them.

DNA evidence shows Hank the Tank didn't work alone

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Turns out, Hank the Tank wasn't on a one-bear crime spree — he had accomplices.

And thanks to DNA evidence clearing his name, Hank won't be killed or moved to a sanctuary.

Earlier, officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) said that the 500-pound bear was the culprit in more than two dozen home break-ins around South Lake Tahoe, Calif., adding that he was responsible for "152 reports of conflict behavior."

On Thursday, however, they said Hank wasn't the only one responsible for the crimes.

According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, DNA samples show that at least two other bears have broken into area homes.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2022 11:10 am
I hope they devise a humane means of control.
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