Bear visits New Mexico governor's residence

Thursday, July 21, 2011

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Surveillance video caught a bear walking past trash cans near the New Mexico governor's mansion in Santa Fe over the weekend likely searching for something to eat.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an alert to residents around nearby Los Alamos regarding bears that wandered into town after being displaced by the Las Conchas fire.

The bear overturned two trash cans at the mansion, the governor's office said in a news release.

Gov. Susana Martinez said she and her husband "will certainly be taking steps to safeguard the trash cans and the dogs."

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