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Llama-killing bear caught, euthanized in Frederick County
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MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A 200-pound male black bear that killed a 300-pound llama over the weekend in Frederick County has been captured and killed by a Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service crew.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that the crew killed the bear Monday evening in the Myersville area.

Harry Spiker, the agency's black bear project leader, says the llama was the only animal in a fenced enclosure. The crew set a trap for the bear Monday morning.

Spiker says the bear was thin and was infested with roundworms, which could have played a role in its behavior.

In the past two months, bears in Frederick County have killed chickens and other domestic birds. One of those bears was shot and killed by a landowner.

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