Wildlife officers capture bear wandering in Santa Fe

Jul 19, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife officials say they have captured a bear that wandered in front of a Santa Fe auto shop and ran through traffic.Donald and Loretta Garcia say the bear was hanging out in the lot of Donald Garcia's auto shop, Perfection Auto Craft.Loretta Garcia say they were watching the bear through an office window, but the bear got spooked when she tapped on the window.Police said in a Facebook post that officers with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish eventually tranquilized the skinny bear.They described it as an adult male bear weighing about 180 pounds (82 kilograms).Game and Fish officers told KOB-TV that the bear would be released to the Valles Caldera National Preserve, west of Santa Fe.