Photo of officer carrying tranquilized bear is making headlines

Officer Gets Legit Bear Hug Carrying Tranquilized Bear

"My wife called just to say 'good night,' and she goes, 'Hey, there's a bear running around in your district,' and I said, 'OK,' and she said, 'Go find it,'" officer Dan Swanson said.

Officer Swanson found the bear wandering around Monroe Street in Denver, and authorities later tranquilized it -- but officer Swanson offered his help.

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"I said, 'You know what, let me carry the bear ... It was like holding a big kid,'" Swanson said.
There were reports of a bear wandering around the Denver area earlier, and when someone on Twitter asked the police department if it was the same bear, they replied, "We're not sure, he didn't leave a business card, but he does match the description."

If you live in bear country and have been seeing more bears, it's because a food shortage is causing them to wander from their neck of the woods into yours.

Earlier this month in California, a man was attacked by a bear that was probably digging through his trash.

Also this month, Colorado Springs officers had to help a bear cub that got its head stuck in a bottle.

And just a few days ago, a bear was spotted in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Parker, Colorado.

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