Surreal Falling Bear Photo Will Make You Look Twice (VIDEO)

falling bearDoes this picture make you want to laugh? Cry? Does it make you want to float away on the breeze? Reincarnate as a dancing bear?

It's making a whole lot of people want to do something, from the amount of buzz around this falling bear. Don't worry -- no bears were harmed in the taking of this photo. The furry guy wandered on to the campus of Colorado University near Boulder and got cozy in a tree by the dorm (with a pic-a-nic basket?) and ... well ... obviously this was NOT an arrangement that was going to work out in the long term.

So it was really in everybody's best interest (including the bear) to tranquilize the big guy. Cause he wasn't coming down on his own!

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Naturally they put a big mattress-type thing down first, so the bear would have a cushy tumble from the tree. Hence this once-in-a-lifetime photo-op. Wheeee!

In case you were wondering -- because I know you were -- the bear is doing just fine and is in the process of being moved to a higher elevation where he can hang out in any old tree for as long as he likes.

What was your FIRST thought when you looked at this image?

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