250-Pound Bear Stuck in Colorado Drain Escapes From Manhole

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A 250-pound bear that accidentally trapped itself in a Colorado storm drain made its way out through a manhole.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials responded to a call about the animal in west Colorado Springs.

When they arrived, officials opened the manhole and it only took the bear six minutes to figure out how to escape.

Officials fired a non-lethal rubber bullet to hurry the animal out ... and the bear took the hint.

“By hazing this bear with non-lethal rubber slugs, @COParksWildlife gave this bear an extra lease on life. If it had been handled and tagged, that would have counted as a strike against the bear. Next time it was handled, it would have had to be euthanized,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife wrote on Twitter.

In a video, the animal can be seen hightailing it out of there.

Officials think the bear, which is believed to be 3 to 4 years old, picked the storm drain because there was an open garbage can nearby that had caught berries from a tree.


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