Bear Shuts Down Red Bluff Neighborhood

POSTED: 7:07 AM Oct 22 2012   UPDATED: 11:07 AM Oct 22 2012
Red Bluff Bear Photo
RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A Red Bluff neighborhood was closed by a bear Sunday afternoon.     

Cimarron Drive was blocked off as Red Bluff Police, Tehama County deputies and The Department of Fish and Game worked out how to get a 250-pound bear down from a tree.

The black bear gave residents in the Country Village subdivision quite a scare when it was spotted at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

A KRCR News Channel 7 camera captured the scene as Fish and Game tranquilized the bear and lowered it to the ground.

They planned to tag the bear before releasing it back into the wild.