Bear falls nine metres - level 2

Bear falls nine metres - level 2

25-04-2014 15:00

A bear climbed 30 feet (9 metres) up a tree in Florida. The tree was situated very close to a house. The bear had to be removed from the tree.

People prepared a large sheet of tarpaulin, and they shot the bear with a tranquilliser gun. The bear fell down. But the sheet was not strong enough. It was torn. The bear fell through the sheet on the ground.

Luckily, the animal was not hurt. However, its head probably hurt when it woke up.

Difficult words: climb (move up), tarpaulin (large sheet of thick plastic which is used to keep rain off things), tear (hole appeared in it).

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