Bear Captured Near Bucks County Shopping Center

Officials believe same bear was spotted on play equipment in backyard a day before

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    A black bear that was seen roaming around in the Buckingham Township on Wednesday reappeared early Thursday morning in Warrington Township. Animal control would later tranquilize the animal and transport the 2-year-old bear back to the an area near the Pocono Mountains. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports.

    A black bear has been captured near a Bucks County shopping center.

    The bear was first sighted around 9:30 a.m. Thursday near Street Road and Valley Square Boulevard in Warrington, Pa., according to Warrington Police.

    The wooded-area is located near a busy Wegman's supermarket and The Shops at Valley Square shopping center.

    Bucks County Officials Capture Black Bear

    [PHI] Bucks County Officials Capture Black Bear
    Bucks County officials managed to sedate a bear that was stuck in a tree in Warrington by using a tranquilizer gun to shoot it with a dart. NBC10's Keith Jones reports.

    Officials with the Bucks County Fish and Game Commission eventually located the bear and were able to snag it with a tranquilizer shot. The animal, which had a tag on its ear, then scurried high up in a tree.

    After spending about 30 minutes aloft, the bear fell to the ground where it was taken away by state wildlife officials.

    Bear Captured in Bucks County

    [PHI] Bear Captured in Bucks County
    A black bear was spotted and eventually captured near a Bucks County shopping Center Thursday.

    More than a dozen people took photos with smartphones as officials put the bear, on a stretcher, inside a large holding container.

    Fish and Game Commission representatives say the bear is around 2-years-old.

    Officials say the bear has not been in the area before, but is believed to be the same animal seen Wednesday in neighboring Buckingham, Pa.

    A NBC10 viewer captured a picture of the bear sitting on top of play equipment in the backyard of a home at Springtown Road and Winter Bridge Lane.

    Officials have not said whether they will release the bear back into the wild or keep it in captivity.