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Loose bear scares Virginia Beach neighborhood

April 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A black bear paid a visit to a quiet Virginia Beach neighborhood, causing chaos and quite a scare.

Residents dubbed him "Shadow the Bear." He sauntered through the neighborhood, checking things out.

The bear was spotted in someone's screened-in back porch, even standing up to get a look in through the glass doors.

People couldn't believe what they were seeing out their windows.

The bear eventually climbed up a tree. Crowds watched for hours until animal control officers finally shot the bear with a tranquilizer gun and gently lowered him down.