An older female bear, estimated to be 12-15 years old, was captured inside a trash bin in Genoa on Thursday morning.
The bear had never been encountered by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, spokesman Chris Healy said. The bear had a blonde muzzle and black fur, weighing about 200 pounds.
The bear was tranquilized and removed from the bin. Healy said there was no outward sign that the bear had been injured.
“The bear will sleep off the tranquilizer, be evaluated in the morning and, if it is like most bears we handle, will be released sometime Friday,” Healy said …