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200-pound bear tranquilized, captured in Yonkers

This black bear was captured in Yonkers early

This black bear was captured in Yonkers early Wednesday morning. Photo Credit:

Early Wednesday morning, a 200-pound bear was captured in Yonkers. It's not a coyote, but as experts have said, more and more wild animals are predicted to show up in New York City. (OK we know Yonkers isn't technically NYC, but it's very close.)

According to NBCNewYork, police searched for the bear for three days, before it climbed up a tree Tuesday morning and hung out there for 17 hours. It was first spotted on Rossmore Avenue and was later seen wandering near the northbound side of the Bronx River Parkway, Yonkers police told NBC.

At 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, it was shot with a tranquilizer dart and fell from the tree onto "cushioned pads below."

The bear will be taken to New Paltz and monitored.

ABC 7 reports the bear will be released in the Cranberry Mountain State Forest in Putnam County.




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