UPDATE: Watch 300 lb. bear get rescued after being tranquilized in a tree

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West Metro bear rescue

This 300-pound bear was rescued from a tree after being tranquilized. (Credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Watch video of bear rescue.

First responders with West Metro Fire Rescue got an interesting call around midnight Saturday.

The late call was to rescue an animal stuck in a tree – but this was not a cat, or even another small pet. It was a bear.

According to a Tweet from the department, the 300-pound bear was tranquilized and fell asleep in the tree.

Rescuers had to build a rope system to safely lower the bear to the ground.

The bear was relocated away from the Lakewood neighborhood where it was found, but West Metro did not say where.

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