Male black bear captured in Albuquerque community
Jun. 15, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico wildlife officers have captured a male bear that had been wandering in an Albuquerque community.
The bear was hiding in a cottonwood tree Wednesday when New Mexico Game and Fish officers darted it.
Game and Fish Department Sgt. Rick Castell says the 200-pound (91-kilogram) male bear kept climbing the tree before falling from about 40 feet (12 meters) onto a large air-filled pillow.
He says the bear didn't have any ear tags, but it was tagged after officers captured him.
Castell says the bear will be released in a forest.
He says bears occasionally are spotted in Albuquerque and expects to see more foraging for food this summer.