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Mama bear, 3 cubs climb tree, take nap in urban Virginia

Two of the four bears sleeping in a tree on Bruin Drive in Chesapeake, Va., on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Two of the four bears sleeping in a tree on Bruin Drive in Chesapeake, Va., on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) |  Photo: AP


Updated: December 28, 2021 09:40 AM
Created: December 28, 2021 09:34 AM

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wildlife officials said Tuesday.

The four black bears left their lofty perch on aptly named Bruin Drive in the city of Chesapeake around midnight Monday, Chesapeake Animal Services announced on Facebook.

Officials had asked residents near the tree to stay inside and blocked off the road from outside visitors in order to give the bears "space, quiet, and time."

Police were first alerted to the bears about 2 a.m. Monday, The Virginian-Pilot reported.


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