Quirky News

  • 15 April 2014, 0:33

Bear with sore head as tree rescue goes wrong

A large black bear had a less than gentle landing after it was shot out of a tree using a tranquilliser gun.

Animal welfare officials were waiting at the bottom of the tree in Panama City, Florida, with a large sheet of tarpaulin to catch the animal.

But the 113kg (250lb) beast ripped straight through it as it fell from the tree, hitting the floor with real force.

Luckily for the animal it was unhurt - and luckily for the rescuers the bear stayed asleep.

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