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150-pound black bear trapped, tranquilized in New Cumberland

Fairview Township Police say the bear was trapped by a state game warden in the Fairview Park development on Thursday
Credit: Fairview Township Police
A 150-pound bear was trapped and tranquilized Thursday in New Cumberland, York County

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. — Fairview Township Police say game wardens trapped a black bear Thursday in the Fairview Park development in New Cumberland.

The male bear weighed approximately 150 pounds, police say.

Game Warden Scott Brookens trapped and tranquilized the bear after receiving reports of a bear in the area, police say.

The bear was transported to an undisclosed area and released to the wild, according to police.

The state Game Commission recommends residents take down bird feeders for about two weeks when bears are reported in the area. 

Once food is no longer easily accessible to them, bears tend to move to a different location, the Game Commission says.