Slidshow: Elusive North Mississippi bear captured - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Slidshow: Elusive North Mississippi bear captured

Northern Mississippi's traveling black bear has been captured and released into a wildlife refuge.

Officials made their first attempts to secure the bear Friday night, before running out of daylight.

After weeks of bear sightings that stretched from Tunica to Horn Lake, Mississippi Wildlife officials say a Southaven veterinarian caught the bear early Saturday morning near Nesbit, Mississippi.

The bear was treated and released before noon Saturday.

Officials are still unsure how the 180 lbs. female bear moved throughout the state at such a rapid pace.

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