An oldie, but still a goodie.
This is hilarious.
If you haven’t seen this classic bear encounter video from Missoula, Montana in 2003, you’re in for a treat. As far as viral animal videos go, it’s one of the best of all time.
Black bears are weird animals everywhere. They just love to get themselves into trouble.
With the continued urban sprawl and love of anything that can be considered edible, we will have more and more encounters with these dangerously clever animals.
In bear territory, most calls from wildlife to wildlife services end in bear complaints. Whether it’s a bear in the trash, wondering about houses, or even breaking things up, there’s a lot going on. People are afraid of them, although most of the time they are easily scared off.
The truth is, keeping them out of your yard is highly preventable. If you store rubbish and waste properly, they will often never bother you.
However, sometimes they get into predicaments and need treatment.
This bear clearly did just that when he climbed a tree in someone’s yard and wouldn’t come out.
The wildlife department had to be called to remove the bear, which is always a tricky situation as you want to move it without harming the animal.
They came up with a plan like never before. They had a trampoline under the tree and decided to calm the bear down. The idea was for the bear to pass out, fall out of the tree and land safely on the trampoline.
Sounds like the kind of plan a bunch of kids would come up with, but hey, if it works, it works.
The agent shoots the arrow at the bear, knocking the bear out of the way and then out of the tree.
Really, he made the landing as best he could because he was completely unconscious…
The bear falls and lands on the trampoline and shoots back into the air losing position and…
BOOM… he hits the ground… HEAVY.
Ultimately, the bear was fine and was eventually relocated to a more suitable area, but you can imagine he woke up bloody sore.
Like I said… an absolute CLASSIC.
And here’s a follow-up video of how they released him, along with some reactions from people in the neighborhood:
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/18/tranquilized-bear-falls-out-of-a-tree-gets-absolutely-launched-by-a-trampoline-in-montana/ Tranquilized Bear Falls Out Of A Tree & Gets Absolutely Launched By A Trampoline In Montana