Workers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation shot the 200-pound bear with a tranquilizer dart Wednesday morning as it rested high in a pine tree in the Hudson River city. The bear fell out of the tree and into a net.
Wildlife biologists tell the Poughkeepsie Journal the male bear was about 2 1/2 years old and likely came from Connecticut, where it had been previously tagged.
State police reported last week that a black bear had been seen in nearby LaGrange, rummaging through garbage containers.
The bear was expected to be released on state land in northeastern Dutchess County.
Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal,