Caffeinated Bear Climbs Tree in Enfield | NBC Connecticut

Caffeinated Bear Climbs Tree in Enfield

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Lori Gates

    A bear went on a tear in Enfield on Monday, took a swig of coffee and caused school department officials to put Enfield High School on lockdown.

    The bear chase ended when the cub climbed 20-feet up a tree along Route 5 near Interstate 91 in Enfield. Enfield police and state Department of Environmental Protection employees had the tree surrounded, tranquilizer gun ready.

    Caffeinated Bear Climbs Tree in Enfield

    [HAR] Caffeinated Bear Climbs Tree in Enfield
    A bear went on a tear in Enfield on Monday, took a swig of coffee and caused school department officials to put Enfield High School on lockdown. (Published Tuesday, May 18, 2010)

    As police and reporters tailed the bear, it rummaged through a garbage can, drank out of a Dunkin’ Donuts cup and took a bite out of a whipped cream container.

    That delivered quite a surprise to the unsuspecting bear when the can’s contents made an abrupt exit.

    The bear plopped down after several shots from a tranquilizer gun. He's being taken to Litchfield county.

    The state DEP had tagged this same bear previously in Simsbury.