Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are on scene at a neighborhood in Southwest Colorado Springs, trying to safely remove a black bear who appears to be lounging in a tree.
They say the male bear has been in the area since around 9 a.m., but weren’t notified about it until close to 4:30 in the afternoon.
Parks and Wildlife tried to direct him out of the neighborhood into a wooded area–only to have the bear climb up a tree.
Officials are hoping the bear will come down, without them having to use any sort of force–but say if he stays in the tree overnight, they may have to dart and relocate him on Wednesday.
Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people to keep their distance from the scene. Our KOAA photographer has already reported witnessing one person trying to take a “selfie” with the bear nearby in the background.
They say it’s okay to take a picture from a distance, but to do it quickly and then leave the area.