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Firefighters help oust tranquilized bear from tree in Steamboat

The Associated PressAspen, CO Colorado

In this Wednesday, May 24, 2012 photo, firefighters and wildlife officers watch as a tranquilized black bear falls out of a tree onto a tarp in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The black bear was tranquilized Wednesday so it could be relocated out of the city. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports wildlife officers expected the bear would fall asleep and out of the tree after it was tranquilized, but instead the bear was stuck. A firefighter on a ladder approached the bear, which eventually fell onto the tarp. (AP Photo/Steamboat Pilot & Today, Matt Stensland)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Wildlife officers had to ask firefighters to help them get a black bear out of a tree in Steamboat Springs after a tranquilizer shot couldn’t get it to budge.The black bear was tranquilized Wednesday so it could be relocated out of the city. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported that wildlife officers expected the bear would fall asleep and out of the tree after it was tranquilized, but instead the bear was stuck.A firefighter on a ladder approached the bear, which eventually fell onto a tarp below.