FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wildlife officials shot a black bear with a tranquilizer gun as it roamed through the parking lot of a condominium complex near downtown Fort Myers.
The bear eluded officers from the Fort Myers Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for about an hour Monday morning.
The wildlife agency's spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro says the bear was just trying to find its territory.
Officials closed in on the bear in the parking lot.
Ferraro says the bear "just lay down, and that's when the officers tranquilized him."
No other details were immediately available.
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