Bouncing Bear

This is one of those photos that looks so surreal you'd think it has to be photoshopped, but it's real. It was taken earlier today in Colorado. Although it looks like the bear might be bouncing on a trampoline, it's actually falling onto a thick mat:

Bear tranquilized in tree near Williams Village

The bear managed to climb up a tree near the dorms where it stayed for about two and a half hours. Wildlife officials were able to safely tranquilize the bear at 10:17 a.m. and the bear fell onto mats provided by the Recreation Center at approximately 10:28 a.m.
"[The bear] was tranquilized by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department and it fell onto some mats that the Rec Center provided," Huff said. "It is now in a cage and it will be relocated at a higher elevation."

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Posted on Thu Apr 26, 2012


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Posted by Robin Bobcat  on  Fri Apr 27, 2012  at  12:37 AM
grrr.. image code barfed on me. Try this:

Posted by Robin Bobcat  on  Fri Apr 27, 2012  at  12:38 AM
:lol: Robin! linked to the story under the title 'Drop bear caught on camera'. I wish they had actually titled the article that way! What a wasted opportunity!
Posted by Nettie  on  Fri Apr 27, 2012  at  05:39 PM
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