Ursine Escapade: Bear Drama in Southern Poland
The Polish authorities just wanted to tranquilize the bear and transport her further away from their village. But the bear woke up -- and gave chase. Now, she's headed for a zoo.
It was enough to make anyone nervous. Three weeks ago, a brown bear wandered out of the forest and into the southern Polish town of Przemysl. Even worse, the bear decided to check out a local school -- and many of the locals decided to try their luck at a bit of up-close-and-personal nature photography.
It didn't. On Friday, the she-bear was back, this time nosing into the village of Chorzow. And this time, efforts to tranquilize her proved decidedly unsuccessful. Despite apparently succumbing to a first injection, the bear suddenly awoke when authorities approached. A chase ensued, with a second ranger having to come to the aid of his companion.
Authorities now want to lock the bear safely away in a zoo.
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