MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - A black bear was spotted hanging out and relaxing in a backyard tree, causing quite the excitement in a Manchester, New Hampshire neighborhood.
The homeowner Salah Flaih said he had just woken up and was enjoying his coffee when a neighbor told him he was sitting below the bear.
“’Do you know that there’s a black bear above your head?’ I looked there and I see the bear,” he said.
The neighbor called Fish and Game while the bear continued to relax; officers eventually arrived.
Flaih said the bear briefly left the tree. The bear received plenty of attention from officers and curious neighbors who gathered to catch a glimpse of the animal.
“It was adorable,” neighbor Marlene Kukla said. “I made sure the first question I asked fish and game was that they weren’t going to harm it, they were going to bring it someplace safe.”
Kukla said officials told her they would make sure it went somewhere safe and that it was “the fifth or sixth” incident of a bear in Manchester that day.
Neighbors said after several hours, the bear came down from the tree again, walking out of the yard and down the street to the neighboring woods.
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