Bear Captured in Clifton Heights After Day-Long Adventure

The bear in Lansdowne woods.
Image via NBC 10.
The bear as spotted by helicopter in Lansdowne woods.

It took an entire day, but officials Tuesday captured a bear on the loose in Delaware County, visiting a park, a shopping center and a yard, reports Dan Staumm for NBC 10.

The black bear finally succumbed to the effects of a tranquilizer dart seen in its backside as it fought to hang onto a tree in the yard of a home along West Baltimore Pike in Clifton Heights moments before it was captured.

Video posted to Facebook by the Clifton Heights Borough Fire Company early Wednesday shows the bear sliding off the tree and being put onto a tarp.

Firefighters, police officers and state game wardens assisted in the capture.

The bear will be released into a less populated area,” the fire department said.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission hit the bear with a tranquilizer late Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area near the Big Lots store in Clifton Heights, but the bear ran off.

An attempt to lure the bear to a trap with jelly doughnuts did not draw it in.

Earlier in the day the bear had been spotted in wooded areas of Lansdowne Borough and Clifton Heights on the border of Upper Darby.

Read more at NBC 10 about this Delaware County bear sighting.

Here’s a 6abc news report on efforts to capture the bear.

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