The Grand Rapids Police Department, Kent County Animal Control, John Ball Zoo and the Department of Natural Resources have successfully captured a black bear in the city of Grand Rapids.
GRPD was called about a black bear on the city's west side. Officers said they chased the bear for a few blocks before it retreated up a tree near Dayton Street and Deloney Avenue Thursday morning, May 3.
The bear is not from the zoo, staff was on scene to assist other agencies. Police estimate it is a juvenile bear, weighing a couple hundred pounds.
A DNR biologist was brought to the scene to determine the best course of action. They decided to tranquilize the bear shortly after noon.
Photos: Black bear spotted in Grand Rapids
It fell from the tree where it was captured and put into a cage to be taken up north. The bear was not hurt in the process.
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