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WATCH: Michigan firefighters rescue bear from tree

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DENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

A northern Michigan fire department received an unusual call for help Sunday morning.

They're used to helping retrieve cats from trees, but this animal was a bit larger.

It seems a bear found its way up a very large tree, but couldn't get down in Denton Township, about 125 miles north of Lansing.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources called for assistance from the Roscommon Township Fire Department Sunday morning.

Firefighters said initially the bear was only about 20 feet up in the tree, but after being shot with a dart, it climbed even higher. Thankfully, firefighters were able to get a line around it and safely lower it to the ground. 

The bear was released into its natural habitat. 

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