Sunny, a Mascot Bear Shot and Killed on Tahoe Beach
According to bear advocates, this bear has been in the area for years. They says the bear's name was Sunny and it was a mascot for the Bear League, a bear advocacy group in the Lake Tahoe area.
Mynews4.com & KRNV, July 29, 2012
A Placer County Sheriff's Deputy says a bear was found shot and killed on a beach in the Homewood area of Lake Tahoe, California. The Deputy told News 4 the investigation is now in the hands of the California Department of Fish and Game.
According to Placer County authorities, a person can obtain a permit to shoot and kill a bear. A permit can only be issued if there is a reason; if a bear is a problem bear or has done damage to property. If there was no permit, Placer County authorities say this would be considered illegal.