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Bear captured in Waycross neighborhood

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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