Fuzzy Wuzzy, as the approximately 1-year-old black bear was named, was spotted and found around lunchtime Thursday afternoon behind a building at 500 E. Cary St. in downtown Richmond.

He was “happy as a clam, just walking around, looking into windows, looking into buildings,” said Christie Peters, director at Richmond Animal Care & Control. RACC arrived on the scene and called the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, who tranquilized the bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy will be taken to another location in Virginia and released into the wild.

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