Danville Black bear draws spectators downtown

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    Danville Police and Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police load the tranquilized 160 pound black bear into a bear trap to be transported on Spring Street on May 8. 

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.

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