If a Bear Falls Out of a Tree, Does Anyone See It?

Cbcnews.com “A black bear who wandered onto the University of Colorado campus fell safely from a tree after being tranquilized, and was later relocated to the nearby Rocky Mountains.
State wildlife official Jennifer Churchill said Friday that the 91-kilogram male bear was tagged and taken to a remote area of ponderosa pines, oak brush and chokeberry.”

I love this story.  A black bear up a tree, gets tranqed and falls out of said tree.  It’s great!  Well, actually, it’s not so much the story I love.  But, this picture that was taken at the scene:
How classic is this picture?  Everytime I look at it, it makes me laugh.  The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  Don’t worry.  Don’t worry.  The bear was fine.  So, you can laugh without feeling all guilty inside.
Of course, the pic is becoming a bit of a meme, with people photoshopping it and stuff. Stupid stuff mostly, but his has got to be the funniest one of them all:

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  1. That was hilarious. I'm glad they had a net for him though. Even tough, bulky bears might not do so well with a dead weight fall from a tree!

  2. agreed! there's a video out there of a bear falling from a onto a trampoline. that bear's landing wasn't as "clean" as this bear's landing. it was a bit of an "ouchie"…

  3. Well, the bear is immortalized on the net – that is more than most bears achieve! RIP.