ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It was another busy day for police and Game and Fish officers in the Albuquerque Foothills, with another bear sighting.
This time, Albuquerque firefighters were also called to the scene.
A mama bear and her cub were spotted Thursday morning in a tree in the front yard of a home on the 14,000 block of La Cueva northeast, near Tramway and Lomas.
The mother bear was tranquilized.
She eventually fell safely to the ground but the cub did not come down as easily.
Albuquerque firefighters provided a ladder, allowing Game and Fish officers to get the cub to come down without having to tranquilize it.
The baby bear was not happy about it.
"That's normal for a cub to make those sounds, it's just balling…trying to figure out what's wrong with its mother and what's going on," Ross Morgan with Game and Fish said. "Those animals, they're wild. They don't have a lot of human contact. It's just like us; I mean if somebody was grabbing us I'm sure we'd be screaming as well."
According to Game and Fish, both bears appear to healthy and in good condition.
Game and Fish officials will try to find a place with a good amount of food before deciding when and where to release them back into the wild.
Due to a lack of food and moisture in the mountains, dozens of bears have been captured in the Albuquerque metro area over the last several months.
Some have had to be euthanized.
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