BELLEVUE, Wash., May 21 (UPI) -- Officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said they are using day-old Krispy Kreme doughnuts as bait to lure a bear in Bellevue.
Jason Capelli, a game warden with the department, said the 1 1/2-year-old bear, estimated to weigh 70 to 80 pounds, has been spotted digging through garbage and birdfeeders in a Bellevue neighborhood and Krispy Kreme donated day-old doughnuts to use as bait, The Seattle Times reported Friday.
"Krispy Kreme doughnuts are standard bear bait," Capelli said adding trappers are also using maple syrup and caramel-molasses mix as bait.
Capelli said the bear's "comfort level with people is not good."
He said officials plan to relocate the bear into the mountains.