Animal welfare officers had to tranquilize a bear cub with a dart and catch him as he fell after he climbed up a tree next to a school in Massachusetts.
The rescuers shot the cub twice as he sat atop the tree overlooking Pittsfield High School, which is located about 110 miles to the west of Boston.
The bear cub took almost an hour to finally fall out of the tree as the animal welfare officers waited patiently underneath with a large net to catch the animal before he hit the ground.
This is the moment the bear cub fell from a tree after being shot by a tranquilizer dart outside a school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Here is the video:
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And here are the highlights:
The bear, pictured, spent much of yesterday wandering around Pittsfield, Massachusetts, before his capture after several hours roaming.
The bear landed safely in the net, pictured, after it fell from the tree in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, after been shot with a special dart.
Rescuers hoped to release the bear, pictured, following his capture yesterday, back into the nearby woods so he could find his mother.
The bear drew a large crowd of people who waited to see it being safely removed by animal welfare officers who shot the bear with a dart.
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