Students in a North Idaho middle school got an up-close science lesson when a black bear parked itself in a tree just outside the school Wednesday, causing a bit of a ruckus.
Students and faculty were ordered to stay inside the Woodland Middle School in Coeur d'Alene when the 3-year-old bear started climbing a nearby tree, spending several hours with a birds-eye-view of all of the excitement.
Ultimately, the bear came down the tree, prompting Idaho Fish and Game officials to fire a tranquilizer dart at the animal; but before he settled down, the bear took a run across the school's baseball field then finally went to sleep in the home team dugout.
The bear was expected to be relocated to the Coeur d'Alene river drainage.
Spokane, North Idaho News