A bear was captured wandering around Barrie early this morning
Alright, what is with all these crazy animal sightings these days? First it was an albino racoon in Toronto, then a black bear in Markham. And now, another bear has been spotted roaming residential streets! This time it was in Barrie.
Yup, the Barrie police got a call early this morning when a bear was reported loose in the neighbourhood. And apparently, they encouraged all residents to stay at home (haha, what else is new??) while they searched for the animal.
The bear that #BarriePolice have been tracking since 5:30 this morning has been safely tranquilized by @ONresources and is asleep right now in a backyard on Little Ave. The bear will be loaded into an special trailer and relocated. Great collaborative effort by all! pic.twitter.com/7POCOjtZqa
— Barrie Police (@BarriePolice) May 29, 2020
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the chase. Including the bear. And at around 9:40 AM, they successfully tranquilized the animal. It was then safely released back into the wild far, far away from people’s homes. Whew, what a close call!
We’re glad this all turned out okay, but what a strange series of events! It seems wild animals these days just can’t be tamed.