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Bear falls from tree

Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officers were expecting a nuisance black bear to fall out of a tree after it was tranquilized Wednesday between Eighth and Ninth Streets along Pine Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. The bear got stuck though and the fire department was called to help get the bear down.

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A black bear sits in a tree between Eighth and Ninth Streets along Pine Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins watches as Steve Znanenacek shoots the bear with a tranquilizer so it can be relocated from Steamboat Springs. They were hoping the bear would fall asleep and then fall out of the tree. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighter Leighton White approaches the bear, which got stuck high up in the tree after being tranquilized. Photo by Matt Stensland

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The bear slipped out of a rope tied around its leg and fell from the tree. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Firefighters and Division of Parks and Wildlife officers hold a tarp to catch the falling bear. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Firefighters and Division of Parks and Wildlife officers carry the bear to a cage. Photo by Matt Stensland

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The bear was caged and was going to be transferred out of the city by Division of Parks and Wildlife officers. Photo by Matt Stensland

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