Crews capture black bear in Mukilteo

Photo courtesy Mukilteo Police Department

MUKILTEO, Wash. -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife safely captured a black bear Sunday afternoon in Mukilteo.

The Mukilteo Police Department says the 120 to 150-pound bear was contained in the northeast area of Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Chennault Beach Road.

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a woman reported seeing the bear earlier in the day on her patio at the Bay Courts Apartments before it left toward Kamiak High School.

The bear eventually climbed a tree where it stayed for hours. Crews ended up using a tranquilizer dart on the bear so they could get it down from the tree and move it to a new home.

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