Boo-Boo, he's not smarter than the average bear
By The Associated Press
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013, 9:36 p.m.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It was a bigger-than-average tree rescue for firefighters in Colorado Springs.
They had to use a ladder truck to reach a black bear that fell asleep in a tall pine tree after being tranquilized on Sunday.
The bear weighed between 150 and 200 pounds. State wildlife division spokesman Michael Seraphin said on Monday a wildlife officer and firefighters put a harness around it. Then they lowered the bear to the ground as it dangled from the ladder.
Tranquilized bears usually fall out of trees and are caught with a tarp or are low enough for wildlife officers to climb up and retrieve them.
This bear was tranquilized twice, but the first dart only made it climb higher. After the second, it fell comfortably asleep in a crook in the tree.
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