US: Man pleads guilty to taking 2 baby bears from their den
He was gotten to pay $2,290 in penalties and also costs and also full 200 hrs of social work
A North The golden state male that confessed to taking 2 bear cubs from their den and also informed authorities after he was not able to look after them begged guilty to property of a forbidden varieties, wild animals authorities claimed.
Cody Dylon Setzer, 29, and also a colleague that has actually not been determined and also accepted authorities took the month-old bears from their den in a tree that had actually dropped throughout a woodland roadway, the California Division of Fish and also Wild animals claimed Tuesday.
Setzer gotten in touch with wild animals police officers on March 9, 2019, and also informed them he had actually located the child births along Freeway 263 north of Yreka in Siskiyou Region, the division claimed.
However wild animals police officers came to be dubious of his tale after they headed out to the website and also located no bear tracks or environment.
” Bear cubs are 100 percent reliant upon the plant and also if they had actually been straying by themselves they would not have actually made it through,” claimed Capt. Patrick Foy of the division’s police department.
Setzer’s associate at a hardwood monitoring firm admitted to wild animals workplaces and also accepted the examination, Foy claimed.
” The various other individual actually brought them back to the den website,” he claimed.
The den website lay eastern of Salt Creek and also Interstate 5 in Shasta Region, concerning 90 miles (145km) south of where Setzer claimed he had actually located them and also had actually been damaged. Their mom was never ever situated, Foy claimed.
The bear cubs were required to CDFW’s Wild animals Health and wellness Lab in Rancho Cordova and also later on passed on for rehab to Lake Tahoe Wild Animals Treatment, which claimed they were the youngest ever before brought right into its center.
The cubs were gone back to their indigenous environment in Shasta Region on April 28, 2020, after aging sufficient to endure by themselves, the division claimed.
The division released the tale Tuesday on its blog site concerning bears to urge any person that might witness wild animals poaching to call authorities.
In November, Setzer begged guilty in Siskiyou Superior Court to property of a forbidden varieties and also blocking a law enforcement agent throughout his responsibilities.
He was gotten to pay $2,290 in penalties and also costs and also full 200 hrs of social work. Setzer was additionally put on probation for twelve month with his searching and also angling advantages put on hold throughout of his probation, and also punished to 90 days in the area prison, which will certainly be remained if he effectively finishes probation, the division claimed.