By Leon Watson
..It's happened again - yet another bear has got stuck in a tree.
This black bear was seen falling from a canopy above a residential street in Boston, Massachusetts, after being tranquilized by environmental police officers.
It plunged 80ft, but survived the ordeal with little more than a sore head.
A black bear is seen falling from a tree near Hammond Street in Brookline, Boston after being tranquilized by environmental police officers
According to The Boston Herald, the 200lb bear was transported out of the residential area in Brookline to an 'undisclosed location'.
It is the fourth case of its kind this season, following reports in May of another bear that got stuck some 40-feet into a tree in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and was tranquilised by authorities.
Also that month a 200lb animal was spotted in New York State backyards before climbing to a resting spot on a large branch about 15ft up.
The previous week, Department of Environmental Conservation officers tranquilized a bear in a tree in Albany. It was later released in rural Schoharie County.
It fared better than another black bear who took a plunge at a university campus also in Colorado.
Sore head: The 200lb bear survived the 80ft fall and was transported out of the residential area to an 'undisclosed location'
This stuck up a tree is the fourth case of its kind this season after incidents in Colorado and New York State
The tranquilized bear was taken away for treatment after the fall before being released
That 300-pound black bear was dubbed the ‘flying bear’ after pictures of it falling from a tree hit the internet, instantly becoming a meme.
Two tranquiliser darts were fired by wildlife officials at the animal on April 26, after it took residence in a tree on a University of Colorado campus.
It survived the fall, cushioned by a large black mat, and was taken to the wild and released. Sadly it was fatally struck by a car a week later.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
There's a bear in the air: Tranquilised black bear falls 80ft from Boston tree… but survives the ordeal with little more than a sore head
By Leon Watson