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Game and Fish looks for bear in SaddleBrooke

Posted at 10:22 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 20:35:38-04

Arizona Game and Fish officials are trying to track down a young black bear spotted multiple times in SaddleBrooke Tuesday.

The bear weighs between 75 and 100 pounds and is likely less than two years old. It was spotted at the MountainView Golf Club at 8:32 a.m. Thursday, then in a residential area near the course shortly after, crossing a homeowner's backyard. 

It was later spotted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday 100 yards away from the golf course clubhouse.

"This bear appears to be disoriented, and may be unable to find its way out of the community," said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a statement. "It may have left the area overnight.  But the public should contact us immediately at 623-236-7201 if they see it.  In addition, they should not approach the bear, which while probably young still can be dangerous, and not feed it."