Video: Bear gets stuck in skip in Vancouver
Published 14/12/2011 | 16:59
RESIDENTS in the Canadian town of Vancouver are being warned to be "bear aware" after a big bear was found inside a rubbish skip in the city centre.
The bear gave locals a fright when it was spotted eating scraps of food on top of a skip in a residential area.
"Suddenly when the doors opened up from the dumpster, a bear hopped out and we said 'there's a bear, there's bear' and I was thinking 'what's going on in downtown Vancouver- now we have bears in downtown Vancouver?," one resident said.
The Canadian police and animal conservation officers were called to tranquilize the animal.
A tarpaulin was used to catch the bear as it slid sleepily off the skip.
The animal was then tagged and released into a woodland away from the city.
Video Credit: Sky News