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.
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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.
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.