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Video: Bear gets stuck in skip in Vancouver

Published 14/12/2011 | 16:59

Photo: Sky News
Photo: Sky News

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.

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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

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