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Published December 14, 2011, 10:48 AM

Bear hitches a ride on Vancouver garbage truck

(WDAY TV) - Residents in downtown Vancouver got an encounter with the wilderness without even leaving their city streets. A bear hitched a ride on a garbage truck headed downtown.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - Residents in downtown Vancouver got an encounter with the wilderness without even leaving their city streets. A bear hitched a ride on a garbage truck headed downtown.

The bear was apparently in a dumpster and came out when the dumpster was lifted. It took conservation officers about an hour to figure out what to do with the bear.

They eventually tranquilzed it and caught it on a tarp after it teetered off the side of the truck. The bear was then taken back into the wilderness.

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