Bear falling from tree caught by camera in Colorado, after being tranquilized (Photo and Video)

By on Apr 27, 2012 in Animals, United States Comments

A bear inside a school campus in Boulder, Colorado was recently caught on camera while falling from a tree, as shown in the photo and video below, after the animal was tranquilized by Wildlife officials.

Bear, falling from tree in Colorado
Image Credit: Andy Duann/CU Independent

According to CU Independent on Thursday, April 26, 2012, the bear was first seen roaming around Williams Village inside the University of Colorado campus that morning, which was reported to CU Police Department (CUPD).

As noted in the report, the bear managed to climb up a tree and stayed for about two and a half hours, starting at around 8 a.m. (local time), and fell down at around 10:28 a.m. on mats provided by the Recreation Center after it was tranquilized 15 minutes earlier.

“It is now in a cage and it will be relocated at a higher elevation.” CUPD spokesperson Ryan Huff was quoted, noting that the bear was estimated to be 1 to 3 years old and weighs between 150 and 200 pounds.

Apparently, the school paper noted that it was the second time this 2011-2012 school year that a wild animal was spotted inside their campus, with a mountain lion seen last October and was also tranquilized. Both animals in the two incidents were not injured.

“We try to move bears more than 50 miles and also try to get them across a major river or highway so that there is a barrier to them heading right back to where they came from,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton was quoted at The Denver Channel.

Report of bear falling from tree inside University of Colorado campus
Video Credit: The Denver Channel

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