The bear was knocking over rubbish cans and creating mischief in a city neighbourhood, before scrambling up the tree, said the police report.
Because of its size, Fish and Wildlife workers had to shoot it with multiple tranquilizers, KTVZ-TV reported.
Two firefighters climbed up and put harnesses on it, after the bear dozed off, then took their time carefully lowering the bear to safety.
All went to plan, according to Tom Edwards, a Bend fire engineer.
However, rescuing bears from trees takes place a lot more often than most people realize.
A 200 pound black bear was rescued from a tree in a cemetery, north of Los Angeles, in May 2010.
The bear had been scaring residents in a nearby condominium complex.
The bear had to be tranquilized before local firefighters and Fish and Game staff could rescue it from a 25 foot perch above the ground.
Several game wardens, a news helicopter and various firefighters gathered to watch the rescue.
According to Marc Kenyon, bear biologist, “They are 100 percent garbage-eating machines. Bears can roam in one direction up to 100 – 150 miles.” However, black bears are rarely violent with humans and have mainly a vegetarian diet in their own environment.
In May, it also took firefighters and Game Commission officials 3 hours to rescue three 5 month old, 6lb black bear cubs from the tops of trees.
The first bear cub was captured from the top of a ladder truck, with a noose-like snare, but only after 25 firefighters from Hummels Wharf, Selinsgrove and Sunbury had arrived, along with two ladder trucks.
Volunteers on the ground managed to catch the second tranquilized cub in a blanket, after it was shaken from the top of the tree.
The more stubborn, third cub was doused with hoses by the firefighters. Each time they tried to snare it, the cub outsmarted them, running up and down the trees for several hours.
A Game Commission official eventually managed to tranquilize it with a dart gun.
The cubs’ mother had been hit and killed by a car.They were placed in the care of the Game Commission.
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