It was an unusual rescue for crews on Saturday afternoon as they responded to a report of a bear stuck in a tree.
A 125-pound male back bear was found stuck in a tree in the area of 25th Street and Brandes Street.
Once crews arrived on the scene they immediately called in the Pennsylvania Game Commission for assistance.
With the use of the Erie Fire Department’s ladder truck, game wardens were able to tranquilize the bear.
“Big thanks to the Erie Fire Department bringing their ladder truck out. I was able to get up close to it up in the tree from the bucket and put a good shot in. He went down quickly and no injuries from him falling,” said Andrew Hueser, Game Warden.
The game warden said that the bear was out looking for his own territory, but picked the wrong neighborhood.