Young bear returned to the wild after wandering into neighborhood

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(WOOD/NBC NEWS) — A young, black bear found in a tree in a residential area in Grand Rapids, Michigan Sunday has been returned to the wild.

A police officer took a video of the bear falling to the ground after it was tranquilized by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

DNR officials loaded the male bear into a trailer and shared another video of the bear being released safely back into the wild.

Experts say newly-independent young bears keep moving until they find territory not covered by another bear. 

Sometimes, they can wander into a city, get confused and hide in a tree. 

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