Authorities Capture Roving Bear in Philadelphia Suburb After Daylong Search

Authorities in Pennsylvania worked into the early hours of Wednesday, May 4, to capture a black bear that made its way around the Philadelphia area, including a park and shopping center, on Tuesday, local media said.

Footage posted to Facebook by the Clifton Heights Borough Fire Company early Wednesday morning shows the sedated bear hanging onto a tree outside a home in Clifton Heights, five miles west of downtown Philadelphia, before sliding off and being put onto a tarp by authorities.

The Clifton Heights Borough Police Department said that the bear was captured at 1 am Wednesday morning. “Thanks to the game warden and CHF Co for their assistance in humanely dealing with this animal,” they said. They said the bear would be relocated out of the area. Credit: Clifton Heights Fire Company via Storyful

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- Oh, hurry up. Hurry up.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Oh shit.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- We're still going to use a tarp to get him to the trap.

- Come on, bear, fall. Come on. [INAUDIBLE] right to the trap. [INAUDIBLE] Right that way.

Let him go down. Let him go down. Come on, bear, fall asleep. George, call Nick. Tell him to get up there with the drugs quick. [INAUDIBLE]

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[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Ain't got no [INAUDIBLE].

[LAUGHTER]

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- Murph, get in there. Lay down with him and cuddle. [INAUDIBLE]

[LAUGHTER]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Things couldn't get any worse [INAUDIBLE].

- Hard to say [INAUDIBLE].

- Where did you get him?

- Did he say whiskey?

- You know what I mean.

- Oh.

- [INAUDIBLE]

[LAUGHTER]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Come on, bub. We're going to get you out of here.

- Can't see shit [INAUDIBLE].

- All right, the two of you guys can get that side, and we'll lift him. [INAUDIBLE] get in the center.

- OK.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- I'm pretty happy right [INAUDIBLE].

- Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.

- [INAUDIBLE]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

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