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Bear falls from tree after being shot by officers in Albany

Created: 05/28/2014 3:32 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A black bear that survived being hit by two cars and shot with tranquilizer darts and a shotgun has finally toppled from a tree where it sought refuge in an Albany neighborhood.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday the bear will be killed at a state wildlife center in suburban Albany because it has repeatedly wandered into public areas.

On Wednesday, the bear was more than 50 feet up a tree behind a home on Albany's southern outskirts. The approximately 175-pound bear was first spotted early Tuesday in a neighboring suburb and again at nearby Exit 23 on the Thruway. Officials say it was hit by two cars on Interstate 787.

Conservation officers shot it with tranquilizer darts and later a shotgun, but the animal climbed the tree.





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