Black Bear Found in Orchard North of Las Cruces

POSTED: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 5:26pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 10:40pm

DONA ANA COUNTY -- A black bear that was found taking a stroll through a pecan orchard in Dona Ana County now has a new home in the Gila Mountains.

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputies and New Mexico Game and Fish Officers found the bear in an orchard in Garfield, NM, about 50 miles north of Las Cruces.

The 125-pound black bear, that officers used a tranquilizer on, is believed to have wandered away from the Black Range.

The bear is said to be doing fine.

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