WAYCROSS, GA (WALB) – A rare visitor caused a lot of excitement and a bit of scare for people in one south Georgia city.
A black bear was spotted Monday wandering the streets of Waycross.
Police tracked the bear down in a neighborhood near downtown where it climbed a tree.
DNR rangers tranquilized the bear which weighed about 150 pounds. It slowly came down the tree before falling safely to the ground.
It was released in a Wildlife management area.
There are some bears in the Okefenokee Swamp area but Waycross Police don't remember ever seeing one in town.
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