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Bear in tree prompts warning to Richfield residents

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 15:56:49-05

RICHFIELD, Utah — Residents in Richfield got an early morning warning to stay away from parts of town after a wayward bear was spotted in a tree Monday.

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The Richfield City Police sent out a photo of the female bear on its Facebook page, with the caption, "Yes, there is a bear in a tree here in town."

After wildlife officials arrived on the scene near 100 East and 280 South, they were able to put a tranquilizer dart in the bear and lower her down the tree.

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Police say the bear will be relocated away from town.

Bear tranquilized Richfield