SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Residents in a Somerset County neighborhood had an unexpected visitor Saturday: a young black bear, which was eventually caught.

The 155-pound bruin, believed to be about 18 months old, was spotted near a high school, and police officers followed the animal in an attempt to corner it. But the bear eventually made it to the backyard of a nearby house and climbed a tree, where a state wildlife technician shot a tranquilizer into the animal.

It fell to the ground, but got up and went through two other backyards before being hit with a second tranquilizer and captured. Wildlife officials said the bear, which wasn't injured and didn't cause any damage, would be released in a remote area of the state. - AP