Photos of Bear Caught in the 4900 block of Indian Lane


MPD sends these photos and an update on this morning’s bear sighting:

“This morning MPD received a call from a resident in the 4900 block of Rockwood Parkway. The resident reported that a black bear was in her backyard. Second District officers arrived to the location and in fact observed a black bear (male cub) in the yard. DC Animal Control responded and after an exhausting game of “cat and mouse” they were able to tranquilize the bear. The bear was captured in the rear of a residence in the 4900 block of Indian Lane. DC Animal Control and DC Department of Health are in discussions with the National Zoo to determine a location outside of the District to release the black bear back into the wilderness. There were no injuries to the black bear or citizens regarding this incident. MPD wishes to thank our partner agencies, DC Department of Health and Animal Control, as well as the citizens, who provided assistance with sightings of the bear as it fled from yard to yard.”


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