Bear Goes to College
Doesn't make grade, taken back to the wild
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 11:35 PM CDT
Updated Apr 27, 2012 12:03 AM CDT
Getting high on campus? Actually, the bear has been shot with a tranquilizer dart and is falling out of a tree onto a mat.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A rambling bear apparently looking for new wild life on a University of Colorado campus yesterday ended up cooling his heels in a tree. The young male was "pretty mellow, resting on a branch for close to two hours" near student apartments at the Boulder school, said a campus cop. Officials shot a tranquilizer dart into the animal, which tumbled from the tree onto a large mat. The bear will be taken some 50 miles away and released in the woods, a spokesman told ABC News.

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Apr 29, 2012 12:40 PM CDT
hey, the don't feed animals sign at the zoo didn't say anything about weed.
Apr 27, 2012 6:05 PM CDT
Cute little guy. I hope they don't drop him into the middle of some big bad old bear's territory.
Apr 27, 2012 9:03 AM CDT
Even with a big mat I imagine an unconscious 600 lb man falling that far out of a tree would have broken a few bones. Bears must be made of tougher stuff.