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UPDATED: Bear chased back toward Albuquerque foothills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The bear hunt has now moved toward the foothills,  Journal photographer Adolphe Pierre-Louis is on the scene about 8 a.m. KOAT-TV has video of the bear near Holbrook and Corona Drive NE.  The bear chase has reportedly been called off after the animal headed back toward the Sandia wilderness, our photographer said early Thursday.

Dry conditions drive bears from the wilderness in search of food as this Taos report from 2011 points out.

Morning bear reports:

8:15 a.m. Live Oak near Tramway in the foothills

7:30 a.m. Paseo and Eubank area

7 a.m.  Holbrook near Corona NE



View Reported bear spottings in a larger map



Albuquerque Police Department officers have a bear, earlier seen on Paseo del Norte, cornered near La Cueva High School in Northeast Albuquerque, KOB-TV is reporting.

Breaking at 6:32am — Bear spotted on Paseo

Drivers are being warned to watch for a bear on the loose on Paseo del Norte near Barstow, KOB-FM traffic reporter Kiki Garcia is reporting on KOB-TV.