Las Vegas casino owners are asking a federal judge to allow them to bar black bears from the Black Bear Casino in the city.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas-based Black Bear Corp., which owns about 20 percent of the casino.
The Black Bear is located in a strip mall near the Las Pranas International Airport.
The suit, which seeks a preliminary injunction to prevent the bears from entering the casino, alleges the bears have been “intimidating” customers at the casino in the past, threatening them with guns and stealing food and drinks.
“Black bears have long been a significant threat to our community, and our residents have been victims of their presence in our community,” said Las Vegas attorney Michael Kors.
Black bears, which are native to South America and Asia, are native carnivores that are the size of small dogs and can weigh up to 5,000 pounds.
The Las Vegas Black Bear, the largest bear in the world, is about as large as a house cat and is found in a range of habitats.
The bears were reintroduced to the U.K. in 1997, after a ban on them was lifted.
They’re considered pests because they have large teeth and burrowed bodies.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says there are at least 1,200 bears in North America.
The agency estimates that 2,500 bears are killed by hunters each year.
“The Black Bear has repeatedly violated our residents’ right to be free from threats and harassment,” the lawsuit said.
“As a result, the Las Positas residents have had to resort to the use of force, and other means, including physical force and threats to their safety, to maintain their safety and the safety of their property.”
The suit asks the court to allow the plaintiffs to “impose the conditions of the injunction, and to issue a restraining order to prevent Plaintiffs from continuing to harm Plaintiffs or others who may have the right to bear bear, including their pets.”
The Las Pposita lawsuit says that the Black Bears have trespassed on the property several times, but that the trespassing was “proportionate” and “necessary.”
The Black Bears are also the main draw for visitors to the Las Venetas, the Strip, and Las Vegas casinos.
In 2012, the Black bears killed a woman and wounded three people at the Strip.
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