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Donuts lure black bear into trap after wandering into Downtown Natchez

A black bear yawns at its enclosure at the Dachigam National Park on the outskirts of Srinagar,...
A black bear yawns at its enclosure at the Dachigam National Park on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)(Mukhtar Khan | AP)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 11:47 AM CDT
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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say doughnuts from a local store were the key to a sweet plan to capture a large black bear that had been spotted wandering near downtown Natchez. They say he couldn’t resist them.

The Natchez Democrat reports that officers used doughnuts from The Donut Shop to lure the bear into a barrel-shaped trap for his breakfast on Thursday.

Karren Holland Ewing of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office says wildlife officers whisked the bear out of town quickly before people came out for their morning walks Thursday and potentially agitated the trapped bear.

He was being relocated to a wooded area.