Bear Technician rescues bear from tree in Charlottesville late last year

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(WFXR) – …a bear was stuck in a tree…

No, it’s not the start of joke. It happened back in November in Charlottesville.

While it may not be too much of a surprise that bears do get stuck in trees, one thing you may not know, is that the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources employs people with the title of, Bear Technician.

One of the duties of a Bear Technician, extracation from wooded areas or more simply put, remove from trees.

In the Facebook post below, Bear Technician Robert Hanger is seen working to remove the bear from the tree.

In order to do so safely and successfully, the bear had to be sedated.

The bear was then moved to a safe location and was released.

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