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Bear spotted at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

You know that old saying, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade”?

Well the folks at Reno-Tahoe International Airport have taken a pesky bear and made a new airport display.

Last year, officials killed a 400-pound Black Bear that was attacking livestock in a residential area 10 miles south of the airport.  Today that bear – “preserved” and named Wu Daa-a (the Paiute word for bear) – is on display at the airport, adjacent to the security checkpoint for Concourse B.

(Photo courtesy Heidi Jared at Reno-Tahoe International Airport)

They’re not stopping with bear. In the next few months, more “harvested” Nevada wild animals, including a Mountain Lion and Big Horn Sheep, will be showing up at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport as well.

Something to keep in mind next time you’re feeling a bit sassy at the security checkpoint.