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It’s a bear battalion! Hank the Tank turns out to be 3 bears

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Hank the Tank is actually a three-bear battalion. DNA evidence now shows that the 500-pound black bear the public had nicknamed “Hank the Tank” is, in fact, three not-so-little bears who have damaged more than 30 properties around Lake Tahoe in recent months. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday said it will soon begin trapping bears in the South Lake Tahoe area to tag the animals and collect evidence for genetic analysis. The bears will be released in a “suitable habitat” and the agency said no trapped animals will be euthanized as part of the project. The bears are responsible for more than 150 incident reports in the region straddling Northern California and Nevada. 

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