- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a bear has been tranquilized and relocated after it was seen in a Provo neighborhood.

Police and animal control officers found the animal sitting high in a tree’s branches in a side yard on Tuesday afternoon.

Provo Police Department acting public information officer Kortney Hughes says the bear wasn’t causing any mischief and was simply spotted wandering around the neighborhood.

Division of Wildlife Resources wildlife technician Josee Seamons says the bear was probably looking for food, although it’s uncommon for bears to wander into towns like this one did.

Seamons says the 2-year-old bear was tranquilized without issue and relocated to the Spanish Fork Canyon.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com


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