Nevada: Moment bear falls from tree onto tarpaulin held by firefighters | US News

Firefighters caught a bear that had fallen out of a tree with a tarp

Firefighters caught a bear that fell out of a tree with a tarp (Images: Reno Fire Department/Keith Bohn via Storyful)

A bear that had climbed a neighborhood tree got stuck and fell – to the safety of a tarpaulin held only by a fire crew.

The bear climbed a tree in the Mount Rose area near Reno, Nevada, prompting neighbors to call for help.

‘Today locomotive 12 and truck 3 went to a very interesting call!’ the Reno Fire Department wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. “Our crews helped NDOW retrieve a bear from a tree using a ladder and a recovery cover!”

Resident Keith Bohn captured the scene and zoomed in on the bear clinging to a log and clearly visible through the branches. Within about 20 minutes the bear fell.

The bear rolled over in mid-air and landed squarely in the middle of a large red tarp held by more than half a dozen firefighters.

“Wildlife personnel have been on site for a period of time to monitor the bear and reassure it if it comes down on its own. It didn’t,” Bohn said, according to FOX 29.

The video shows the firefighters carrying the bear on the tarpaulin and loading it into a tube in a vehicle.

“It was examined on site, tagged and loaded into a truck for later release in the Mount Rose area,” Bohn said.

Firefighters said the bear had been a nuisance in the area recently and was “wanted.”

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Justin Scaccy

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