Video: Florida Black Bear has Rough Landing

Last Monday, a big black bear crashed to the ground with a thud from its perch 30 feet up in a tree after Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) officers shot it with a tranquilizer and tried catching it with suspended tarps.

A story from UPI says some residents in the Panama City, Florida neighborhood initially thought the animal was a dog roaming the streets until they saw it climb a tree, but were glad officials were relocating it to the Apalachicola National Forest--especially after its hard landing, which FWCC Officer Jerry Pitts said actually went just as planned.

"He is in great shape, it's a very safe drug. The tarps worked awesome … very nice job with the tarps; very nice landing," Pitts said.