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Krispy Kremes used as bear bait

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.

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"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.

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