Suspected Brown Bear Loose in Mesilla Park, NM

POSTED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 9:57am

UPDATED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 4:28pm

MESILLA PARK, NM- Neighbors suspect a brown bear is on the loose around an orchard near Mesilla Park.

Mike Luna sent NewsChannel 9 these pictures and says the bear crossed an orchard of Pecan trees and climbed over the fence near Old Highway 478.

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Anyone spotting this bear should immediatley contact Mr. Richard Mc Donald who is the district wildlife officer in Las Cruces area 575-532-2100... farmers and ranchers who use bee hives for pollinating feilds should report any bee hives being vandalized by the bear should report it to Mr. Mc Donald. farmer reported today that wild game officers had set up a bear trap in the feild near highway 478...

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