Bear visits New Mexico governor's residence

July 19, 2011 9:06:45 AM PDT
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 Albuquerque Journal reports the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an alert to residents around nearby Los Alamos regarding bears that had wandered into town after being displaced by the Las Conchas fire.

Governor Susana Martinez says New Mexicans should be proactive in keeping animals away from their homes by removing items like pet food and bird feeders, and by securing trash cans.

Martinez says that after the weekend bear visit, she's also taking steps to safeguard garbage cans at the governor's residence.