THIS BEAR WAS FOUND STUCK ON A POWER POLE IN ARIZONA


Young black bear (ursus americanus) climbing telephone pole to escape traffic, British Columbia, Canada

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_ A bear in Arizona emerged unharmed when it became stuck on a utility pole. A utility company in Willcox was notified Monday morning that a bear was tangled in power pole wires on the outskirts of town. The company immediately disabled the power so the animal would not get electrocuted. An employee then went up in a bucket lift and used an 8-foot fiberglass stick to try to nudge the bear to go down. He even tried talking to it. After grabbing and biting the stick at times, the bear eventually climbed down and ran off into the desert.