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Police help remove 300-pound bear from under homeowner's deck

By Ben Hooper
Police help remove 300-pound bear from under homeowner's deck
Police assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers with the capture of a 300-pound black bear found under a resident's deck. Photo courtesy of Town of Breckenridge Police Department/Facebook

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A Colorado police department said a 300-pound bear was relocated after spending two days camped out under a resident's porch.

The Breckenridge Police Department said in a Facebook post officers assisted Colorado Parks and Wildlife with tranquilizing the animal and removing it from beneath a homeowner's deck, where it had been for about two days.

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The 300-pound bear, estimated to be 10 years old, was tagged and taken to a CPW facility for a health examination.

The bear will be relocated away from the resident's house if it is found to be in good health, the post said.

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