White Rock Bear To Be Euthanized

A neighbor saw this bear Sunday morning that attacked six baby goats in White Rock. The New Mexico Game & Fish officer at the scene when the bear was captured Sunday night told homeowner Louis Borges that by state law, the bear needs to be put down. It was too aggressive in killing livestock, he said. The officer also said that no one has ever heard of bears being seen in White Rock before, and this kind of behavior was very unusual … to kill six goats by jumping into the pen six time to haul them away. Borges said he found four of the six carcasses strewn around his property. Surprisingly, the bear did not touch his beehives, Borges said. Photo by Louis Borges
The bear is seen entering the trap overnight. Photo by Louis Borges