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.