SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe have relocated a young female bear after the animal was spotted prowling about a resident’s yard.
They say the about 2-year-old bear seemed very tired and made a bed on the resident’s wall and relaxed until New Mexico Game and Fish officers arrived on scene to tranquilize her.
She weighed about 200 pounds and is healthy with a few cactus quills in her snout and paw.
Authorities say the bear will be given a full physical, a round of antibiotics and then released at an undisclosed location.
They say it’s the 13th bear captured in Santa Fe in the last nine days. Only two of the 13 bears are repeat offenders or have been caught or tagged in the city before.