THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: San Diego Chargers Vs. Denver Broncos @ 5:25 p.m. On CBS2

Local

Colo. Wildlife Sanctuary Files Lawsuit In Effort To Get Meatball The Bear

View Comments
Glen Bearian, aka Meatball, showed up again this morning in Glendale. (credit: CBS)

Glen Bearian, aka Meatball, showed up again this morning in Glendale. (credit: CBS)

Photo Galleries

ALPINE (AP) — A Colorado wildlife refuge that hopes to house a California black bear known as Meatball has filed a lawsuit to try and overturn a regulation that prohibits wild animals from being kept at sanctuaries.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado recently challenged a state law that says no animal taken from the wild can be kept at a refuge.

Meatball was captured twice earlier this year after foraging for food in suburban trash cans and taking a dip in a pool in the foothills above Los Angeles. The 400-poundbear is now living in a San Diego County rescue facility.

The 5-year-old bear, given his name because he stole packaged meatballs from a refrigerator, was headed for Colorado until wildlife authorities there invoked the state regulation.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,440 other followers