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Tamarack the Bear Seen Playing with a Toy Bear in the WildLast year, Tamarack the Bear won the hearts of Tahoe residents after news of his rescue from the Tamarack wildfire made the rounds. The cub was severely burned during the fire and his subsequent recovery process was monitored by many sympathizers.Later on, Tamarack - so named by his rescuers - escaped back into the wild with his bandages intact, never to be seen again. Until June this year. The cub was spotted in a video captured by Tahoe Toogee, a South Lake Tahoe bear sighting Instagram account. He was seen playing with a toy bear in a South Lake Tahoe creek. After a devastating fire destroyed his home last year, it’s really great to see the cub having the time of his life again.Image: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care#bear #LakeTahoe #TamaracktheBear #wildfire
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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