A black bear was tranquilized and removed from a Bozeman neighborhood on Monday.


A black bear that made its way into a Bozeman neighborhood near the 1300 block of South Willson was safely removed on Monday.

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Bozeman Fire shared details about the daring rescue on Facebook.

When you have a black bear comfortably not coming down from a tree after being stung by a tranquilizer from a Fish Wildlife and Parks Game Warden, Who ya gonna call? Bozeman Fire! These firefighters brought a variety of ladders and equipment to help get this tired bear safely down and carried away to be relocated. Truly an all-hazards fire department… always happy to help our fellow responders and of course wildlife.

Black bears are seen frequently in the Bozeman area, but sometimes they get a little too close for comfort.

In 2015, a black bear was removed from Bozeman High School. Here's a video of the bear roaming the hallways.

With colder temperatures right around the corner, bears will become more active in an attempt to fatten up before winter arrives. Make sure your trash cans are stored in a place that bears can't get to. Otherwise, you might end up with a trash can glitter bomb in your front yard. One of my coworkers learned about that the hard way.


If you see a black bear in your yard, contact Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks or Bozeman Fire. It's best to leave bear removal to the experts.

We want to thank the Bozeman Fire Department and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for their quick thinking in safely removing the bear.

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