RAWLINS, Wyo. — A black bear that wandered into Saratoga has disappeared before wildlife officers could respond.
The bear was spotted Sunday afternoon on the east side of North Platte River in Saratoga, south of Rawlins.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department was called, but the bear was gone when officers arrived.
Robin Kepple of Game and Fish says if the bear becomes a frequent visitor in Saratoga, officers might have to kill it to protect residents.
Kepple urged residents to keep discarded food, pet food and other edibles out of the reach of bears to avoid attracting them to town.
Mayor John Zeiger says wildlife officers trapped and removed a bear from Saratoga last year.