COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado on Thursday were able to free a bear that got caught in a storm drain for about an hour.
Colorado Springs Utilities workers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Region workers arrived to the residential neighborhood Thursday afternoon to work out a strategy to get the bruin out.READ MORE: San Jose Hit-and-Run Victim Assaulted After Confronting Escalade Driver
They didn’t want to handle it because they would have to tag it and it would be euthanized if tagged again.READ MORE: UPDATE: Mom Who Threw Drunken Teen Sex Parties at Los Gatos Home to Be Arraigned
Wildlife officials harassed the bear by firing a nonlethal rubber slug while utility workers opened a manhole . The bear, estimated to be about 250 pounds, climbed out and was chased away.MORE NEWS: Fresno Search And Rescue Team Finds Palo Alto Hiker Missing For 48 Hours
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