Young bear captured in Bernalillo

BERNALILLO, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Game and Fish captured a young bear in Bernalillo Thursday.

They say he was first spotted at around 6:30 a.m.

It ran up this cottonwood tree and was eventually tranquilized.

He weighs about 110 pounds.

Game and Fish said it either made its way down from the Jemez Mountains or the Sandias.

It will be released in the Jemez Mountains.

This is the time of year when bears wake up from hibernation and start looking for food.

Game and Fish is warning people to secure their trash cans and birdfeeders. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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