PROVO, Utah — A bear found in a Provo neighborhood, Tuesday afternoon, was safely tranquilized and will be relocated, authorities confirmed.
The report of a bear sighting came into Provo Police Dispatch at 1:25 p.m. According to police, the animal, about 2 years old and 350 pounds, was spotted wandering near one of the homes in a subdivision along the river in Provo Canyon in the area of Mile High Drive.
Police say it is unusual for a bear to be seen in that area, however there are bears in the mountains above Provo Canyon.
Police and animal control located the animal in a tree. The Division of Wildlife Resources was contacted and they were able to tranquilize it and will relocate the bear.