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Hank the Tank Had Accomplices: Two Other Bears Implicated by DNA in South Lake Tahoe Break-InsRemember Hank the Tank? Well, it seems he’s got accomplices.The bear made headlines when he was suspected of breaking and entering two dozens of homes in the Southern Lake Tahoe area. The chatters grew when an idea was raised to euthanize him for safety reasons.Now, thanks to DNA evidence, Hank’s name has been cleared. Based on DNA samples investigated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, it appears that two other bears were also responsible for the break-ins. Based on this new finding, officials say that they have nixed the plan to euthanize Hank if captured. Instead, the effort will focus on relocating the habituated bears.Video: BEAR League/FB​#HankTheTank #bear #DNA
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Hank the Tank: 500-lb Bear Breaks Into Lake Tahoe Homes in Search of FoodResidents of South Lake Tahoe are having trouble with their not-so-friendly neighborhood Hank. Hank isn’t just anyone, he’s a 500-pound bear living in their area. The locals themselves gave him the nickname “Hank the Tank” because of his massive size.For quite some time, Hanks has been breaking into dozens of homes in search of food. The locals are understandably getting worried. Meanwhile, The Department of Fish and Wildlife has been tracking him for six months. Since the area has quite a dense traffic and establishments, they are concerned Hank may put himself and other people in danger. What makes it challenging is Hank has grown so unfazed by people, he only sees people and homes as his sources of food. Now locals are debating whether or not to kill him. But the Bear League opposes the idea, calling it cruel and unnecessary.Image: Bear League/FB​#HankTheTank #bear #LakeTahoe