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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The fire department was called to rescue a bear stuck in a tree in downtown Steamboat Springs Wednesday.

The yearling male was first spotted wandering along Pine Street and knocking over trash cans. The bear climbed the tree as soon as wildlife officials arrived.

According to the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife tranquilized the nuisance black bear on Pine Street between Eighth and Ninth Streets.

A ladder fire truck was called to the scene to rescue the bear when it didn’t fall to the ground.

Wildlife officials say the bear will be kept overnight, and then tagged and relocated Thursday.

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