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Tranquilized Bear Falls Out of Tree in Colorado

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- 2183 days ago -
A black bear who wandered onto the University of Colorado campus fell safely from a tree after being tranquilized, and was later relocated to the nearby Rocky Mountains.

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Michael O (176)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 7:56 am
State wildlife official Jennifer Churchill said Friday that the 91-kilogram male bear was tagged and taken to a remote area of ponderosa pines, oak brush and chokeberry.

The bear has become a celebrity since it wandered around a university residence hall in Boulder and climbed a tree Thursday. Wildlife officers eventually tranquilized it, and the bear dropped from its 4.5 metre-high perch onto pads placed on the ground.

It landed on its back before a crowd of gawking students.

Campus police spokesman Ryan Huff called it "a perfect landing."


Glamour Girlcat (32)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 6:00 pm
I'm glad he is safe and hope he was released in a familiar area.
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