Bear climbs tree in Florida backyard

Bear climbs tree in Florida backyard
Posted at 12:45 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 09:15:57-04

WINTER HAVEN, FL (Bay News 9/CNN) - Crews are determining the best way to get a bear down from a tree in a Florida homeowner's backyard.

Witnesses said some children first spotted the bear Monday morning in Winter Haven, FL. The bear ran off and climbed the tree.

Authorities think the bear may not be stuck, but is just scared.

Officials plan to encourage the bear to leave, but may have to use tranquilizers.

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