Firefighters help capture bear wandering around Pa. town

Crews broke the bear's fall in a tarp after a tranquilizer began to set in

By FireRescue1 Staff

NAZARETH, Pa. — Firefighters and the Pennsylvania state Game Commission teamed up to catch a bear that was strolling through town.

The Associated Press reported that the 215-pound bear was reported by a witness; the bear was wandering around, but climbed a tree by the time the Game Commission responded.

The bear was tranquilized, and firefighters broke her fall in a tarp when the tranquilizer began to set in.

Although she tried to run away after falling from the tree, the bear eventually laid down and passed out.


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Posted by Nazareth Fire Department on Sunday, July 23, 2017


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