Tuesday 15 October 2019

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

27 days ago

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

27 days ago


Police used their vehicle sirens to drive a two-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays.

State Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Faith Heaton Jolley said division personnel then were able to tranquilise the bear and catch it in a large net when it fell out of the tree.

Who says you have to go to the mountains to see a bear. This fella was spotted wandering the streets of Orem this…

Posted by Orem Police Department on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ms Jolley said the brown-coloured black bear was placed in a trap in the bed of a pick-up truck and driven to the Wasatch Mountains, where it was released.

Pictures show him jumping out of the truck and running away.

Ms Jolley says it is unusual for a bear to be roaming city streets that are several miles away from mountains east of the city where wildlife biologists think it came from.