ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Game and Fish caught another bear in the heights and they think it may be the same one that bit a man.
Game and Fish say there's a good chance this is the same bear that bit a man's hand last Friday in a Sandia Heights home.
It was spotted on a patio in the same neighborhood in the far Northeast Heights.
Game and Fish said when they arrived, the bear had dragged itself to a nearby arroyo. It had a badly injured hind leg.
The bear was tranquilized and later put down.
Based on its size and color, Game and Fish suspect this same bear broke into a home and bit a man.
They set up a trap near the home to catch that bear, but someone began tampering with it.
That was a problem Game and Fish said put others in danger.
“That hampers our investigation and time for us to get out there and get this bear caught and out of the way because obviously we don't want anybody else getting injured by a bear,” said Ross Morgan of Game and Fish.
Game and Fish said this bear would have been put down regardless due to its injuries.
They'll do some testing to confirm it was the same bear.
The bear had never been tagged before, meaning it hadn't been captured before.
Game and Fish says the trap won't be put back in the area.
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