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It’s Raining Bears!!

Posted by Boghound on June 1, 2012

Tranquilised bear falls from tree

A black bear that clambered up a tree at a US university has been returned to the wild after an extraordinary rescue operation.

The huge 200lb beast had been lolloping around a University of Colorado campus at Boulder for the best part of a day before climbing the tree.

As students crowded round to watch, wildlife officers tranquilised the bear with two darts, reports the Denver Post.

After a few moments, the dozy creature fell 15ft to the ground – landing safely on a crash mat which had been position below.

The university police department said officers chose to sedate the animal because of how close he was to students.

A spokesman said: "He was just resting up in the tree probably for a good two hours."

The bear was later tagged and released in the mountains west of Boulder.

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