A bear got stuck in a Colorado storm drain

John Mahoney  Montreal Gazette

John Mahoney Montreal Gazette

A bear somehow found itself trapped in a Colorado Springs storm drain, but managed to escape with some help.

Wildlife officers rescued a bear stuck in a sewer drain in Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon, according to KMGH. They didn't want to handle it because they would have to tag it and it would be euthanized if tagged again.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

The bear, believed to be 3 or 4 years old the agency reported, then takes off running toward a wooded area behind some homes as wildlife officers holler after the animal and fire one "non-lethal rubber slug". "Meanwhile, residents of this senior community stayed locked in their houses waiting for word from [CPW] officers".

Someone spotted the sad-looking bear peering out of a storm drain in a Colorado Springs neighborhood.

Anyone who spots the bear is asked to call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 303-841-9800.

Wildlife officers were poised with a shotgun loaded with non-lethal rubber slugs.

It took the bear about six minutes to emerge once the cover was removed from the manhole. "That's a reason we hate this".

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