FARMINGTON, N.M. — Farmington police and Game and Fish officers say a young bear is back in the wild after it was spotted in backyard of a business.

Yoga studio Owner Melissa Silversmith Firestone tells The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/2wIuRal) that the bear entered the yard on Monday by climbing over the fence. Officials say they tranquilized the 160-pound (73-kilogram) sub-adult black bear and loaded into the back of a state vehicle so it could be transported to the forest.

Police have confirmed that only one bear was in the area on Monday.


Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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