Spokane Valley family is visited by a black bear - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Valley family is visited by a black bear

Posted: Updated: May 20, 2008 08:20 AM PDT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- At around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the Department of Fish and Wildlife began getting reports of a black bear roaming around the backyards of some neighborhoods in Spokane Valley.

According to witnesses, the black bear was roaming backyard to backyard and eventually climbed on the roof of the Whaley family's barn on S. Bowdish High Court. By the time Fish and Wildlife had showed up, around 7 a.m., the bear had climbed a tree.

The bear was shot with a tranquilizer gun and fell from the tree. Fish and Wildlife says that the bear, a one and half year old black bear, was uninjured.

The bear will now be relocated and put back into the wild.

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