Watch: Wildlife Officials Blast BLACK SABBATH's 'Iron Man' To Try To Coax Bear Out Of Tree

May 21, 2024

According to Fox Weather, rangers with Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region attempted to use a classic BLACK SABBATH song to coax a black bear out of a neighborhood tree in Golden, Colorado.

The incident occurred on May 14 near the Colorado School of Mines campus, a 15-mile drive west of Denver, the Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Officials said the bear was reluctant to leave the neighborhood after finding food by getting into trash left out from the night before.

"When you're out on a bear stakeout, you think it's going to be all action," Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region said. "You never think you're going to spend at least 6 hours in a car waiting on a bear to stop sleeping and climb down from a tree. And yet…"

The bear eventually came down and Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region successfully scared it in the right direction towards wilder spaces. But then it went up another tree.

"Why bear, why," rangers quipped.

At that point, Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region decided to utilize technology with the assistance of the Golden Police Department, by deploying a drone and blasting "Iron Man" from a loudspeaker.

"While slightly annoyed by the drone, we decide to use music blasted at the bear," rangers said.

"Now, if he starts banging his head, we've got a problem," someone could be heard saying in a video clip shared on social media.

The bear didn't go anywhere, prompting officials to write, "We know based on past behavior that it's probably not moving until dark. We wait until nighttime and the bear finally comes down when almost all humans are gone."

Officials shared a few "takeaway lessons", including that people should keep their trash "inside until the morning of trash day. This bear ate trash left out in the neighborhood the night before," officials said. "Save a bear's life by keeping it away from trash." They also shared information about living in bear country and cohabitating with bears. "Bears are cute but still very much wild animals," officials said, then added: "Black bears don't mind BLACK SABBATH."

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