Black bear treed on North Street

Black bear treed on North Street

Law enforcement, wildlife workers aid in removal

Black bear treed on North Street

Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

Rescue workers shot three tranquilizer darts into the bear, but later had to free it by hand because its paw was stuck on a limb.
The treed bear near the intersection of North Street and Pinon Drive just off of Main Street, Cortez on Monday morning.
Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

An officer with a dart gun.
Sam Primeau/The Cortez JournalA boy went to the scene of the treed bear, armed with a toy gun.
Sam Primeau/The Cortez JournalCortez firefighter Alex Archuleta, on the truck, and Dave Harper, of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, on the ladder.
Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

A rescue worker reaches out to free the bear's paw, stuck on a limb.
Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

The bear falls toward waiting law enforcement and fire workers.
Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

Workers strain as the bear hits the blanket.
Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

The bear falls spills onto the ground.
Felix Monteagudo/For The Cortez Journal

The scene at North Street in Cortez.
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