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Richfield police, wildlife officers safely remove bear from tree

Nov 15, 2021, 11:43 AM | Updated: 12:39 pm

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RICHFIELD, Utah — Officers with the Richfield Police Department and wildlife crews were able to remove a bear that was found in a tree Monday morning.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources public information officer Faith Jolley said a resident located the bear around 7 a.m. in the area of 100 East and 280 South.

(Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) (Richfield Police Department) (Richfield Police Department)

DWR biologists were able to hit the bear with a tranquilizer dart and lowered her down from the tree into a trap barrel.

Crews said the bear will be relocated after it’s evaluated. No injuries were reported to crews or the bear during the incident.

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Richfield police, wildlife officers safely remove bear from tree