Officials: 200-pound bear spotted on UC Davis campus hit, killed by car

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The Latest – Wednesday, May 26

7:46 a.m.

The bear was hit and killed by a car on the westbound Interstate 80 exit to Highway 113, UC Davis news and media relations specialist Andy Fell told FOX40.

7:18 a.m.

The bear has been captured by Yolo County Animal Control, the UC Davis Police Department said. It was found in the area of Highway 113 and Interstate 80.


Original story below:

DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — A nearly 200-pound brown bear was spotted on the UC Davis campus Wednesday morning, officials said.

People should avoid the Arboretum Teaching Nursery area near La Rue Road and the southeast area of campus, according to a UC Davis WarnMe text message alert. All people should stay away from the bear if seen.

The alert was sent just after 6 a.m.

Animal control has been contacted by the UC Davis Police Department, said Andy Fell, a UC Davis news and media relations specialist.

This is not the first bear sighting on the campus. In 2019, Fish and Game crews captured a one-year-old male bear in the same area. The bear had climbed a tree on campus, and authorities coaxed it lower before tranquilizing and later releasing it.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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