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Liberty Police: Bear spotted near downtown festival

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Bear spotted near downtown Liberty (courtesy: Liberty Police Dept.) Bear spotted near downtown Liberty (courtesy: Liberty Police Dept.)
LIBERTY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Liberty Police said they found a furry intruder hiding out in a tree in a backyard Saturday morning.

Police said a black bear was spotted behind a home on Mills Avenue, a little over a block away from where the Fall for Liberty festival was taking place downtown.

Police said they kept people away from the bear until officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) arrived on scene.

Police said SCDNR officials quickly sedated the bear with a dart gun and transported the animal away from the busy downtown area.

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