Bear caught near Mesilla Dam, released to Gila (2:42 p.m.)

A bear spotted over the weekend near the Mesilla Dam southwest of Las Cruces has been captured and released into the Gila National Forest, according to state officials. Full Story
Grant County refugee

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jun 21, 2011
"It is a 165-mile drive for humans from Las Cruces to Silver City"

More bad facts.... It's just a little over 100 miles driving.
HDog

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jun 21, 2011
Well at least they smart enough not to shoot it.
impressed

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jun 21, 2011
kudos to all those who helped to capture the bear and didn't attempt to kill it, like the el paso police killed the mountain lion. Thank you for your humane efforts.
Spell It Out for Me

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jun 21, 2011
+1. Glad the bear is still with us.
Kate

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Jun 22, 2011
We're going to be seeing more wild animals in our area due to all the forrest fires.
please call the NM wildlife or animal control, we dont want our wild life to become extinct.
lll

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jun 22, 2011
Da bears!
Smoky Bear

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 22, 2011
Son, come home, we miss you up here and the fires are a comin'

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