Black Bear Tranquilized After Early Morning Romp In Northeast Portland | 101 KXL

Black Bear Tranquilized After Early Morning Romp In Northeast Portland

Written by Pat Boyle on June 11, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to the story

PORTLAND — A black bear’s tour of Northeast Portland ended this morning with a tranquilizer dart. He was shot as he rested in a tree 30 feet above the ground. He’ll be taken away by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department.

The bear was first spotted after 3 a.m. this morning near Northeast 38th and Jessup. Someone called police to report the bear had broken through some neighborhood fences. The bear is 3 feet tall and 5 feet long.

Police say it was not acting aggressively. Police were warning people in the neighborhood to remain a safe distance from the scene so the bear would not become alarmed.

The Citizen Emergency Notification System or  reverse 9-1-1 was activated to get the word out about the bear.

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