LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – A bear in a Lone Tree neighborhood prompted a reverse 911 call to residents early Wednesday morning.

“It was just a shock because it wakes you up right out of a dead sleep!” said Kim Brady.

The second shock for Kim Brady and her husband was the recording on the other end.

“To stay inside that there was a big bear in our neighborhood and not to let your kids out or animals,” she said laughingly.

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South Metro firefighters showed up to help Lone Tree police and Colorado Parks and Wildlife at around 7 a.m. near Lone Tree Parkway and Lincoln Avenue.

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One neighbor told CBS4 the bear was right outside her house on Indian Wells Place. After some time, experts tranquilized the bear and they caught it using a tarp as it fell from the tree.

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Neighbors credit the multiple agencies for working together efficiently.

“They were amazing, they all worked together and it was a cool ending, it was a very happy ending,” said Brady.

The bear was then relocated to the Pike National Forest.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say they used a rubber buck shot to “reinforce a negative experience for this bear when associating with humans.”

LINK: Colorado Parks & Wildlife Bear Aware Section


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