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2:43 PM, Sep 4, 2012   |    comments
A bear stuck in a tree near Cleveland (WKYC)
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BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OH -- A black bear cornered in a Bedford Heights tree made a move to a new perch Monday afternoon.

The bear had been cornered in a tree since Monday morning. Earlier, crews had used water hoses on the animal to try and bring it down. The water only caused the bear to climb higher into the tree.

The decision was then made to build a containment fence around the area and to tranquilize the bear once it climbed down from the tree.

The bear then appeared to settle down for a bit of a nap before making a scramble into near-by trees.

It's believed to be the same black bear that was sighted at the Bedford Heights border near Oakwood Village Monday.

A Bedford police dispatcher received a call from a traveler who reported seeing the black bear on Solon Road, just east of Northfield Road early Monday.

The same dispatcher heard that a black bear may have also been sighted at the Bedford Heights border, near Oakwood Village at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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