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May 21, 2013
Firefighters Hoist Black Bear from Tree in Colorado Springs - 2

How do you get a black bear down from a tree? Leave it alone and let it climb down … or, you tranquilize it and tether it to a crane.

This from Business Times: "According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, a female black bear climbed and got stuck in a tree Sunday morning, though residents did not notice the bear until about 3 p.m. that day.

That’s when the fire department and officers from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department were called in to subdue the bear."

The first attempt to tranquilize the bear failed, and the bear climbed even higher up the tree. Five hours later, with a crowd of locals gathered round, the bear was finally sedated and hauled from the tree by a crane.

Wildlife officials released the bear 100 miles away, according to ABC News.

 

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from Alex Robinson wrote 47 weeks 2 days ago

Whitetailhunter,

Pretty good point there. If he got up, he could get down.

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 47 weeks 3 days ago

How does a Bear get stuck in a tree in the first place? I thought bears learned to climb trees when they were a cub. Also, who says the bear was stuck in a tree? They do climb trees as a cub when they feel threaten

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from MNwhitetailHunter wrote 47 weeks 3 days ago

How does a Bear get stuck in a tree in the first place? I thought bears learned to climb trees when they were a cub. Also, who says the bear was stuck in a tree? They do climb trees as a cub when they feel threaten

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from Alex Robinson wrote 47 weeks 2 days ago

Whitetailhunter,

Pretty good point there. If he got up, he could get down.

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