SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A black bear was found in a tree in Suffolk Friday afternoon.
Diana Klink with the Suffolk Police Department said there was a sighting of a black bear in the 4300 block of Whaleyville Boulevard around 3:30 p.m.
Klink said the bear probably weighed from 200 to 300 pounds and was resting on a tree limb, about 20 feet above ground.
Officers arrived at the bear's location in the rural Whaleyville borough near the intersection of W. Liberty Spring and Freeman Mill Road. When officials from the Virginia Game Warden's office arrived, they shot the bear with a tranquilizing gun, and he fell from the tree into a tarp below.
Klink said a biologist who was there transported the bear to a safer location and released him.
If you have a bear problem, you can contact the Suffolk Police Department's non-emergency dispatch at 757-923-2350, extension 0.
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