Bear surprises some residents in Tucumcari

Bear spotted in Tucumcari
Bear spotted in Tucumcari (Courtesy: Eastern New Mexico News)

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) – Some residents were surprised to see a bear up in a tree in Tucumcari on Monday.

It’s time for bears to emerge from hibernation and start to search for food.

The bear was spotted on South Seventh Street and refused to come down for two hours.

Game and Fish eventually tranquilized it.