A bear that somehow ended up in a suburban Colorado storm drain was able to climb to freedom after workers removed a manhole cover.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Southeast Region tweeted a video showing the bear climbing out from the manhole after a Colorado Springs Utilities worker removed the manhole cover.
A Parks and Wildlife officer used a rubber bullet to haze the bear and encourage it to leave the area.
The department said officials wanted to avoid having to tranquilize and relocate the bear, as that would be a strike against it and could lead to it being euthanized in the future.
About 6 minutes after the manhole cover was removed, out came the bear, estimated to be 3 to 4 years old and about 250 lb. An @COParksWildlife officer fired a non-lethal rubber slug at the bear as officers chased it into an open space behind this #ColoradoSprings neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/F4f6FEcFI9— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) July 26, 2018
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