Wildlife Officers Catch Tranquilized Bear as It Falls From Tree

Wildlife and conservation officers said they were called to remove a bear from a neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday, May 16.

According to reports, a sow bear was sighted in a neighborhood close to The Citadel Mall on Thursday afternoon, prompting a response from firefighters, police and conservation officers.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the area is “poor bear habitat” and officers decided that it needed to be relocated for the safety of the bear and its neighbors.

Footage released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a group of officers catching the tranquilized bear as it falls from a tree before they carry it to a tow trailer.

Another clip shows the bear being released back into the wild. Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife via Storyful