Sleepy bear

Bozeman police and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks remove a sleepy bear from a home on Thursday morning.

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Officials removed a sleepy bear from a Bozeman home after it was found snoozing in a garage.

According to a Facebook post from the Bozeman Police Department, police and members of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks responded to a South Willson Avenue home shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday for the report of a bear.

The 25-year-old female black bear was found taking a nap against the homeowners’ garage door in their detached garage. They said it appeared the bear “partook” in the neighbor’s honey bee hives before lying down to rest.

Homeowners tried to rouse the bear and scare her away, but police said she was “very content” sleeping against their garage door.

The bear was tranquilized and released back into the wild.

“It’s a good reminder to be bear aware,” police said in their Facebook post. “Even if you live near downtown!”

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