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Bear sleeping off honey binge removed from Montana yard

September 21, 2018

In this photo provided by the Bozeman Police Department, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees and Bozeman police officers remove a sleepy bear from a Bozeman, Mont., yard on Thursday, Sept. 20, after it was found napping against a garage door. Police said it appeared the 25-year-old female black bear "partook" in the neighbor's honey bee hives before laying down. Homeowners were unable to rouse the bear and scare it away so they called police. The bear was tranquilized and released outside of town.(Bozeman Police Department via AP).

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A black bear, apparently sleeping off a honey binge, was removed from a Bozeman yard and released out of town.

Police say a Bozeman resident called Thursday morning after being unable to rouse the 25-year-old female bear from her slumber and scare her away.

Police reported on Facebook that it appeared the bear “partook” in the neighbor’s honey bee hives before lying down to rest.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials tranquilized the bear and relocated it out of town.

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