Bear Rescued from Tree

By: Caitlin Burke

Jan 27 2011


Category: bears

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Los Angeles— Fire, police and Fish and Game officials found themselves with a problem on their hands Wednesday morning: a 90- to 150-pound black bear that had become stuck in a Porter Ranch pine tree about 15 feet above the ground.

“We are sending more units out there with a rescue cushion in the event the bear falls,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Erik Scott told our sister blog L.A. Now of the effort to free the animal. That cushion certainly came in handy later in the morning when the wayward bear fell from the tree after being tranquilized. It is reportedly safe and is being cared for by wildlife officials until the effects of the tranquilizer wear off. (May 26, 2010) —Photo: KPA / ZUMA / REX FEATURES

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