Black bear released into the wild after spending day in Lone Tree neighborhood

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LONE TREE, Colo. -- A young black bear was safely relocated into the wild after an early-morning adventure in Lone Tree on Wednesday.

The bear was seen near Lincoln Avenue and Yosemite Yosemite Street about 7 a.m.

Wildlife officers tranquilized the bear while it was up in a tree. Firefighters helped catch him when he fell.

Wildlife officers released the bear in the Pike National Forest.

The officer used rubber buck shot to help reinforce a negative experience for the bear when associating with humans.

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