Baby black bear tours SUNY New Paltz campus

Above:  The young black bear climbed a tree outside a campus residence hall before DEC officials were able to tranquilize it and send it home. Photo Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz University Police. 

A black bear — roughly one year old and the size of a large German shepherd — made its way around the classroom buildings of the SUNY New Paltz campus before scurrying up a tree on Tuesday night. As expected in a college town, folks were on hand to tweet through the saga.