STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers rescued a bear stuck in a culvert on a property in Steamboat Springs Tuesday morning.

(credit: Kevin Deshazer)

“[A plumber] put in a waterline at a property in Priest Creek Ranch in Steamboat last week and covered it with a culvert and a bear got into the culvert,” Shannon Lukens with Steamboat Radio told CBS4.

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The plumber, Kevin Deshazer, went back on Tuesday morning and found the bear stuck inside it.

You can hear a man call down to the bear — and the bear jumps up toward him.

“Good boy,” the man says. “Good boy.”

CPW Wildlife Officer Kyle Bond arrived and tranquilized the bear.

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(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Then Bond climbed down into the culvert with the bear — and secured it with a tow strap.

(credit: Cregan Ortner)

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Using a tractor, the bear was lifted from the hole.

(credit: Cregan Ortner)

(credit: Cregan Ortner)

CPW officials say it’s a male and weighs 250-275 pounds.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

It was placed in a bear trap and CPW plans to relocate it to northern Routt County Tuesday afternoon.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Watch a full video of the rescue, courtesy of Kevin Deshazer and Cregan Ortner, and edited by Shannon Lukens, below.

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