The wild bear that ran amok in Mesa last week has been captured.  Arizona Game and Fish spokeswoman Amy Burnett says DPS spotted the bear in Mesa off the Loop 202 and Guadalupe early Christmas morning. Arizona Game and Fish darted the bear with a tranquilizer gun.  The bear managed to scale a six-

foot wall before passing out.  The bear, who is about two to three-years-old and 125 pounds, was evaluated and deemed to perfectly healthy.  The bear was relocated to Tonto National Forest on Christmas morning.  The bear managed to evade capture after roaming a Mesa residential neighborhood for the past week.


Kris Dugan   

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