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Bear in Steamboat springs falls to safety in Colorado

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Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters and Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officers hold a tarp to catch the falling bear after it was tranquilized in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Matt Stensland / Steamboat Pilot & Today

Steamboat Springs Police Department and Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officers were contacted about the black bear that was sitting in a tree in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colo.

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Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins watches as Steve Znanenacek shoots the bear with a tranquilizer.

Matt Stensland / Steamboat Pilot & Today

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighter Leighton White approaches the bear, which got stuck high up in the tree after being tranquilized.

Matt Stensland / Steamboat Pilot & Today

After being tranquilized, the bear was caged and awaited transfer out of the city by Division of Parks and Wildlife officers.

Steamboat Springs Police Department and Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officers responded to an unusual call Wednesday when a black bear did not fall from a tree after it was tranquilized.

Read the entire story, "Bear takes a plunge in Steamboat Springs," watch a video and see more picture on steamboattoday.com.

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