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Wildlife agents capture a bear in Federal Way

By MARGO HORNER

The Mirror

A black bear was trapped early Thursday on the Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way.

Officials from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife believe the bear was the same one that swam to Des Moines from Vashon Island last week.

Sightings of the bear were reported in Des Moines, Kent, Auburn and Federal Way during Memorial Day weekend.

Wildlife agents set a trap for the bear at Weyerhaeuser on Wednesday afternoon after a Weyerhaeuser security guard reported seeing the bear on nearby trails around 10 a.m. The trails were closed for the remainder of the day.

Employees at Weyerhaeuser weren

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