Bear has close call on utility poles in Arizona border city

Douglas, Arizona: Residents of an Arizona border city were left in disbelief by a surprise visit from a bear.

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The Arizona Game & Fish Department said the bear appeared Sunday in downtown Douglas.

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Bolder than your average bear, the animal climbed up two utility poles and even sat on the wires at one point.

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State wildlife officials, Douglas police, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and US Border Patrol closed off US Highway 191 and tried to get the bear to leave.

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Authorities say the seemingly unfazed bear eventually climbed down and scampered off, sending about two dozen onlookers scattering.

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No injuries were reported.

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Game & Fish officials say this is the time of year where people in the area need to watch out for bears.

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