There was a bear in a tree in Roanoke, Virginia, Monday. Efforts to tranquilize the bear were eventually successful, and, after a three-hour standoff, firefighters were able to nudge the sedated bear off the branch it was occupying and onto a tarp. Logan Sherrill of WDBJ in Roanoke did an excellent job covering the bear situation. The bear came down safely and was being attended to, Sherrill reported.
The bear is down. pic.twitter.com/RTXmtDAhSF
— Logan Sherrill (@LoganSherrillTV) May 1, 2017
Roanoke was transfixed by this bear.
Church Avenue closed as bear remains in tree in #Roanoke pic.twitter.com/fm9lLZ9aF5
— Roanoke Virginia (@City_of_Roanoke) May 1, 2017
May Day protest in Roanoke? No, just a bear in a tree. pic.twitter.com/iAmaf2qDXk
— Rev. Thwack (@revthwack) May 1, 2017
only in downtown roanoke could a bear get stuck in a tree
— prince e (@LoganPuckett1) May 1, 2017
not a boring day here in downtown Roanoke… they closed down an entire street because there's a bear hanging out in a tree.
— Bekah (@iBomboo) May 1, 2017
I should be studying for my Psyc quiz but instead I'm waching a live video of a bear stuck in a tree in Downtown Roanoke #priorities
— courtney murden (@courtneymurden1) May 1, 2017
Breaking News!!!! Barenaked Ladies watching bear up a tree in downtown Roanoke!!… https://t.co/XSOFKOxtLw
— Barenaked Ladies (@barenakedladies) May 1, 2017
This story has been updated.