Bear rescued after getting stuck in rafters of Pulaski County manufacturing plant

He was about 20 feet off the ground

Bear rescued after getting stuck in rafters
Bear rescued after getting stuck in rafters

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – A bear got himself into a tricky situation last week, one that left him 20 feet off the ground.

On Friday, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, or DWR, was sent to a manufacturing plant in Pulaski County after receiving the report of a bear stuck in the rafters of the building.

After they arrived at the scene, officers decided that it was best to immobilize the young bear to safely remove it from where it was perched.

They then used the plant’s lift equipment to lift a DWR biologist to the bear’s level so that they could safely administer a chemical immobilization dart. Luckily, using a forklift and a platform, the bear was safely removed.

Staff members then performed a physical health check on the bear to ensure that it was suitable to be released. After the health check, the bear was loaded into a carrier and then released back into the wild.


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