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Farmington authorities remove bear from business area

Sep 6, 2017

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — 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 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.