WATCH: Bear who lost his bearings wandering the streets of Ponferrada rescued by police

WATCH: Bear who lost his bearings wandering the streets of Ponferrada. Image: Policia Municipal de Ponferrada

Spanish police came to the aid of the lost brown bear who had taken a wrong turn down one of the streets of the busy city in the north-western region of Castilla y Leon.

Residents of Ponferrada were advised to take care after the animal was spotted by a taxi driver in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, October 11.

The animal was spotted by a taxi driver who filmed its progress around the city and who can be heard in the video exclaiming: “It’s a bear!”

Local police confirmed the incident in a tweet a little later in the day and urged people to be careful. “In the early hours of this morning, a taxi driver alerted us to the presence of a bear who was being filmed in the city centre. Our patrols located the bear near the river and guided it towards Monte Pajariel. As these animals are skittish in the presence of humans, we ask you to exercise maximum caution.”

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Anna Ellis

Originally from the UK, Anna is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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