(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) — A bear was evaluated before being sent back to the woods Saturday after it was captured on the wall of an Asheville, N.C., hospital.
The 50-lb bear hopped up on the wall of the Mission Hospital Cancer Center Friday morning and quickly drew a crowd of gawkers. The bear didn’t seem to mind the attention, curling up and sleeping through part of the day. It also ignored pastries set out to lure the bear off the wall for capture.
The bear was finally snagged Friday evening and was held for examination before being released back in the wild.
It was the third bear sighting in the city this week, but it wasn’t clear if there were several bears that have been seen or if the bear caught Friday was a repeat offender.
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