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27 Apr 2015
28 Apr 2015
Black bear captured in NE Portland
A black bear who found his way into Northeast Portland Wednesday morning has been tranquilized and removed from the neighborhood.
The bear was tranquilized in a tree by Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel. Portland Fire & Rescue helped remove the bear from tree and transport it to another location.
Portland police officers spotted the bear described as about five feet tall standing upright around 3:15 a.m. after receiving a report an animal had broken through multiple fences in a Northeast 38th Avenue and Jessup Street neighborhood.
Bureau officials said the bear, at one time cornered in a tree in the 5600 block of NE 36th Ave., had shown no signs of aggression.
By 5:30 a.m. the bear was back on the ground, running through the neighborhood. It then climbed into another tree, where it was captured.
Because the bear caused no injuries or damage, it will be released back into the wild.