The Great 35th Street Bear Rescue!

This mama bear is spotted Saturday morning in a tree near a 35th Street home with chicken feathers hanging from her mouth. The homeowners were awakened at 2:15 a.m. to the sound of her demolishing their chicken coop. Courtesy photo

Bear cubs watch the action below. Courtesy photo

A tranquilized mama bear lies on a canvas prior to being placed in a cage on wheels for transportation with her cubs. Courtesy photo

The mama bear sleeps off the tranquilizer in the transport trailer. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Firefighters from the Los Alamos Fire Department Station 1 arrive to help get the bear cubs down from the tree as New Mexico Game & Fish Officer Amos Smith looks on. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A firefighter readies the ladder to reach the tree and rescue the bear cubs. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Truck 1 ladder extends toward the tree. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

After almost an hour, the first of two bear cubs is rescued from the tree and placed in a cage for transportation. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

The first bear cub bawls and struggles before being placed in a cage. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Game & Fish Sgt. Rick Castell attempts to get the second bear cub out of the tree. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

The second bear cub proves to be a little more feisty than the first. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

The second cub is finally enclosed in a cage. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Game & Fish Ofc. Amos Smith grins as fellow Ofc. Manny L’Esperance gets ready to carry off the cage containing the second cub bear. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

The second bear cub is carried to the NM Game & Fish truck. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A cub waits to be reunited with her mom. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Game & Fish Ofc. John Martsh is ready to pack up after the hour-long operation to get two bear cubs and their mother out of a tall tree. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters Daniel Archuleta, left, and Daniel Garcia check out the bear cubs. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters Jeremy Patton, left, and Daniel Garcia. Photo by  .com

Los Alamos Firefighter Danny Archuleta watches as the rescued bear cubs are loaded up. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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