COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. • It was a bigger-than-average tree rescue for firefighters in Colorado Springs.
They had to use a ladder truck to reach a black bear after it fell asleep in a tall pine tree after being tranquilized Sunday.
The bear weighed between 150 and 200 pounds. State wildlife division spokesman Michael Seraphin says a wildlife officer and firefighters put a harness around it. Then they lowered the bear to the ground as it dangled from the ladder.