Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bear left with a sore head after tree rescue didn't go quite as planned

A large black bear had a less than gentle landing after it was shot out of a tree using a tranquilliser gun.

Animal welfare officials were waiting at the bottom of the tree in Panama City, Florida, with a large tarpaulin to catch the animal.

But the 113kg (250lb) beast ripped straight through it as it fell from the tree, hitting the floor with real force.

YouTube link.

Luckily for the animal it was unhurt - and luckily for the rescuers the bear stayed asleep. Wildlife officials later released the bear at Apalachicola National Forest.

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