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 … Continued

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.

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