updated 11/12/2010 2:19:23 PM ET 2010-11-12T19:19:23

The young black bear that was found struggling in an Issaquah back yard has been euthanized.

KOMO-TV reports a veterinarian determined Friday its hind legs were paralyzed by a bullet wound.

The Issaquah homeowner called wildlife agents Thursday when it appeared the bear was stuck under a log in a creek. Agents tranquilized it and took it to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Lynnwood where an X-ray showed the bullet near its spine.

Wildlife agents will keep the bullet as they investigate how the bear was shot.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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