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GIANT black bear gets stuck in tree in Tampa!

1:15 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida - It's not every day you see a giant black bear dropped from a tree in a Tampa neighborhood. But that's what happened this morning.

Pictures: Giant black bear spotted in Tampa tree!

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. deputies were called out to take care of a black bear that weighed at least 250 POUNDS in a tree at 2817 Broad St. W in the District III area.  

Click here to listen to the 9-1-1 call

By the time the Florida Fish & Wildlife arrived on the scene quite the crowd gathered to watch as they tranquilized the bear and he dropped from the tree.  

Watch the video above and see the photos!

We have just learned that the FWC is going to take the bear back to the Ocala National Forest and release him. We'll keep you posted on how he's doing, watch 10 News on TV and keep checking back here at WTSP.com!

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