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Bear hitches ride into city on garbage truck

December 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A country bear hitched a ride to the big city on the back of a garbage truck in Vancouver, Canada.

The truck driver began the day north of Vancouver, where somehow a young black bear had jumped into the back without the driver taking notice.

The bear was finally found out during a stop downtown.

Passers-by watched in awe as conservation officers tranquilized the bear and eased it down from the truck.

They eventually took it back out into the wild.