Bear spotted and caught by Rotterdam Police

June 16, 2019 11:38 AM

Rotterdam Police caught a nearly 2 hundred pound bear that was spotted walking through Fern Avenue and Tulip Street Saturday. 

Police say they received several reports of the bear before tracking the animal down in a tree in a backyard home. 

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The bear was tranquilized and safely removed. She's believed to be more than 20 years old and is being monitored by members of the Environmental Conservation Wildlife. 


Muneib Chater

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