Tuesday 17 October 2017

Black bear rides for 65 miles in California rubbish truck

The black bear travelled for 65 miles on the truck
The black bear travelled for 65 miles on the truck

A black bear crawled inside a rubbish compactor and took the ride of its life, travelling about 65 miles to a dump in central California where it briefly ran free.

Officers in Fresno went to a disposal site on Tuesday after getting a report of a large bear running loose. The bear got into a rubbish compactor that was picked up by a disposal truck in the Hume Lake area earlier in the day.

The driver wasn't aware that the bear was inside the compactor. Officials say it was either sleeping there or rifling through the rubbish.

Police and California Department of Fish and Wildlife employees eventually captured the animal after tranquillising it. Neither the bear nor any people were injured.

The bear is being returned to Hume Lake.

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