Sleeping Bear in Tree
"We got the call around 5 o'clock this morning that we had a bear in a neighborhood, and first, the sheriff's office came out to verify that it was a bear, and they gave us a holler," said Karen Parker, Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Officers and biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Commissioner used a tranqualizer gun to get the black bear safely out of the tree.
"About fifteen minutes later, he fell asleep and kind of slid out of the tree," said Parker. "They were able to examine him, weigh him. He was a 100 pound sub-adult male. He's pretty much a juvenile."
Biologists checked the bear's health, marked him for future identification with ear tags, removed one of his teeth and tatooed his lip. After a short drive, the bear was then released to his new home in the Osceola National Forest.
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