May 23, 2012
Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officers were expecting a nuisance black bear to fall out of a tree after it was tranquilized May 23 between Eighth and Ninth Streets along Pine Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. But the bear got stuck, and the fire department was called to help get the bear down.
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District Wildlife Manager Mike Middleton said the bear is the same one that made headlines in May after it was tranquilized and got stuck in a tree on Pine Street in Old Town Steamboat Springs.
The black bear that fell from a tree Wednesday after being tranquilized is OK, and Steamboat Springs Police Department officials said they're going be more aggressive in enforcing rules meant to keep bears out of trash cans and Dumpsters.
Animal wedges itself between branches after being tranquilized
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters got an unusual call Wednesday when a black bear did not fall from the tree in which it was tranquilized.