A bear gets stuck – level 3

16-06-2021 07:00

A bear cub in southern Arizona, US, caused a brief power outage after it climbed up a power pole and became stuck.

The utility company in the city of Wilcox was notified that a bear had become tangled in power lines, and workers quickly disabled the power. The workers then climbed into a bucket lift to coax the animal down with a fiberglass stick. The bear bit and grabbed the stick; however, it eventually climbed down on its own, and it retreated to the desert without injury.

It’s the second time in a month that a bear in the state has climbed a power pole.

Difficult words: outage (a period when a service isn’t available), disable (to turn off), coax (to gently ask or encourage someone do something), fiberglass (a strong, light material made of glass and plastic threads).

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