Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Officers Track Black Bear.(Final)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Northern Bureau

Animal Suspected Of Killing 4 Sheep

SANTA FE -- State wildlife officers have killed one black bear in the Villanueva area in recent weeks because of livestock depredation and are on the trail of a second, according to a spokesman of the state Game and Fish Department.

Pat Kraul, who lives outside the village, said she has lost four sheep to a bear and is worried about the four she has left.

"I've lived here for three years and nothing like this has ever happened before," said Kraul on Monday.

But black bears, considered a protected species by the agency, occasionally learn to dine on livestock. …

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