Black bear gets stuck for several hours in backyard


WINNFIELD, La. (WAFB)- The bear was spotted in the area of Maple Street in Winnfield, LA on Thursday night.

A paramedic who was called the scene shared photos and a video of the bear on social media, receiving nearly 1,000 shares in 3 hours. 

Authorities believe it wandered into a tree and subsequently got stuck inside the fenced in backyard. 

First responders attempted unsuccessfully to trap the bear Friday morning. 

A biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries finally tranquilized the bear around 1:30 p.m.

LDWF biologists will relocate the bear to the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area.

Authorities say the bear was not harmed and estimate he weighs about 400 lbs. 

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