How a bear's ByWard Market foray stole the show
It was way out of its element, but by the end, everyone was rooting for the black bear that wandered into Ottawa's ByWard Market Thursday.
It was way out of its element, but by the end of its brief visit, everyone was rooting for the black bear that wandered into Ottawa's ByWard Market Thursday.
Police got the call around 3:20 a.m. A bear was following people around the ByWard Market.
They set up a perimeter to corral the animal.
Eventually the bear was located in a tree behind a duplex.
It was time to figure out how to get the bear down without injury to man or beast.
A well-aimed tranquillizer dart put the bear to sleep.
Emergency crews used a ladder and rope to gently lower the sleeping animal.
Bears are heavier than you might think.
And the crowd applauded.
The bear is off to its new home in Lanark County, where there's plenty of room to roam.