Bear caught after hours in a tree

June 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

SAN DIMAS, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- California wildlife authorities said they waited several hours for a bear to come down from a tree so he could be tranquilized and transported.

California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan said a team of wardens responded around 1 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a bear in the area, arriving to find the bear had climbed a tree after rummaging through the neighborhood's trash, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

The wardens said they waited until the 150-pound bear came down from the tree at 6 a.m. so he could be safely tranquilized and transported to the Angeles National Forest.

"The circumstances dictated that we could safely tranquilize and relocate this bear," Hughan said. "That's always the best-case scenario for Fish and Game."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Texas girl's nonstop sneezing baffles doctors
Burger King's black bun blamed for customers' green poop
Danish 'Do It For Mom' ad suggests sex vacations for adult children
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters