A young bear that wandered into the CU Boulder-adjacent area of Williams Village this morning was tranquilized and removed by wildlife officials, according to the school's student newspaper.

Mats from the Recreation Center were placed underneath the tree near the dorms where the bear had set up camp, and the animal was safely brought down with the help of a sedative. CU Independent photographer Andy Duann was able to snap a spectacular shot of the tranquilized bear falling from the tree onto the mats below.

"It is now in a cage and it will be relocated at a higher elevation," said CU Police Department spokesperson Ryan Huff.

[screengrab, video via Carolyn Moreau]