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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS) – A bear in Colorado made a run for it after getting stuck in a storm drain for almost an hour.

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It’s not known how the 250-pound bear got in there, but once animal control officers removed the manhole cover, the bear made his escape.

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Wildlife officials say they didn’t want to handle it because they would have to tag the bear and it would be euthanized if tagged again.

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They say the bear was likely searching for a snack when he wandered into that residential neighborhood.