A five-year-old black bear was tranquilized and coaxed out of a tree along Spring Street by Danville police and Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries on Thursday.
Danville Police drag the tranqulized black bear after it fell from the tree on Spring Street on May 8.
A Virgina Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police officer makes his way towards the 160 pound black bear to tranquilize it for the second time on Spring Street on May 8.
Spectators line the street to catch a glimpse of the black bear while officals work on getting it down from a tree on Spring Street on May 8.
- Capt. Dennis Haley, Danville Police Department
“When you see a bear, just don’t chase it down the street with your cellphone.”
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:12 pm
Downtown residents got quite a thrill Thursday after a black bear was spotted hovering near Monroe Street in the early morning hours.
By the time police responded to the scene around 10:45 a.m., the bear had already climbed a tree in a small wooded area on Spring Street.
Hughes reports for the Danville Register and Bee.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:12 pm.