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2 years 7 months 1 week ago October 16, 2014 Oct 16, 2014 Thursday, October 16 2014 October 16, 2014 6:54 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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.

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