Tranquilised bear falls from tree in video
Visitors to the University of Colorado campus had to be on the watch for an unusual hazard recently, flying bears… or to be more precise, falling bears.
That's because a 200-pound male black bear had wandered onto the site, climbed up a tree and decided to get comfortable -- leaving staff and police wondering what to do.
Eventually after cops and Colorado Parks and Wildlife were called and after a couple of hours the beast was shot with two tranquiliser darts.
After a short wait, he fell 15ft from his perch onto mats which had been placed on the ground. The dazed bear was then moved into a large cage and transported to the mountains west of Boulder and released.