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DWR officials tranquilized and relocated a 2-year-old male black bear after it caused traffic issues before climbing a tree in Orem on Sept. 18, 2019 (Photo: Division of Wildlife Resources)
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DWR: 2-Year-Old Black Bear Captured In Orem Being Relocated To Wasatch Mountains

DWR officials tranquilized and relocated a 2-year-old male black bear after it caused traffic issues before climbing a tree in Orem on Sept. 18, 2019 (Photo: Division of Wildlife Resources)

OREM, Utah – A bear in a tree led to some temporary traffic woes in Orem Wednesday morning.

Officials blocked right lanes of northbound State Street at Center Street as crews attempted to get a bear out of a tree, according to the Orem Police Department.

According to Faith Jolley with the Division of Wildlife Resources, officers responded at approximately 6 a.m. to the bear causing traffic problems on State Street. They were able to get it up the tree using the noise from their sirens.

“It was a 2-year-old male chocolate colored black bear that our biologists believe may have come from the mountains east of Orem,” Jolley wrote in a tweet. “DWR personnel were able to tranquilize it and remove it from the tree. The bear was then placed in a trap and will be relocated to Wasatch Mountains.”

 

 

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