A black bear apparently looking for a snack helped itself to nectar and peanuts at a cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Monday.
The bear, a female approximately 2 years old, was tranquilized and relocated to an unpopulated area several miles away, according to Scott Root, an outreach manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Root said the bear probably was hanging around the river when it caught the smell of nectar in a hummingbird feeder and of peanuts in a five-gallon bucket on the back porch of a cabin.
A wildlife officer responding to a call about the bear monitored its movements — which included napping and moving around outside a stretch of cabins in the area — until a team from the division arrived, Root said. The bear had gone at least partway inside the cabin where the peanuts were, he said.