ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Another bear broke into a home, but this time the homeowner was armed with a gun.
It happened in Cedar Crest off casa Loma Road early Friday morning.
The homeowner shot and killed the bear, after it made it made it’s way outside.
Game and fish estimates the bear was about 200-pounds.
Early Friday morning, the man's neighbors say they also heard a bear but it is unclear if it was the same one.
The one they saw was trying to get into some trash in the back of one man's truck, that's when he came outside to investigate.
"I got real scared thought it was going to attack me and i was real close to my door in case she was going to attack me I didn't just paused and looked at me,” Hector Martinez Jr said.
This is at least the 16th bear to be put down in the metro area this season, at least the 50th to be captured.
The latest numbers we got were on Tuesday.
Game and Fish officers say the number of bear captures is still lower than it was in 2002 when we had an especially busy year.
They say the bears should stop coming down for food in the next few weeks because the fall berries and acorns should be ready soon.
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