A massive black bear, dubbed “Cupcake” by New Mexico Game and Fish officers, was captured about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in Barranca Mesa.
Officers had lined a path with lemon cupcakes leading to a large cage on wheels they placed in the side yard of Herbert and Bunnie Newman’s canyon rim home late Friday afternoon.
“Nothing happened the first night but the second night our neighbor, Chris Ward, called to say she heard a loud bang and thought we may have caught the bear,” Herbert said during an interview this morning.
With flashlights in hand the neighbors ventured into the night to investigate. They shined their lights into the cage and saw Cupcake peering up at them.