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LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON- A woman who went to trial for feeding bears illegally has agreed to stop and pay a fine to settle her case. Doris Berryhill Parks is the first person charged under a 2012 Washington law that makes it a misdemeanor to feed wild animals.
She promised to pay the $500 fine and stop leaving food outside her house. The settlement means no bird feeders and keeping her garbage cans secure. If she fails to comply, she could face 90-days in jail.
Wildlife agents say they've had to trap seven bears in her neighborhood that became a dangerous nuisance.