TUALATIN - A Tualatin school has a new mascot thanks to an uninvited visitor from the woods earlier this month.
The black bear that had wandered down from the mountains, then played a game of cat-and-mouse for hours with wildlife officials, before it was tranquilized and later released in the Coast Range.
Photos: Bear in Tualatin
It captivated students, who saw the whole thing unfold right outside their classroom. More: Students watch bear capture
On the last day of classes Thursday yhe school officially changed its mascot from the Tualatin Panthers to the Tualatin Black Bears.
Raw video: Bear in field at Tualatin school
Raw Video: Bear on run at Tualatin school