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SEE IT: Bear climbs utility pole in Arizona, causing power outage

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Bear stuck on a pole. © Twitter Bear stuck on a pole.

It caused one bear of a problem.

A small bear climbed a utility pole in southern Arizona, forcing the local power company to shut off electricity until the beast climbed down.

The bear summitted the power line Monday morning in Willcox, Ariz., about 60 miles east of Tucson in the state’s southeast corner.

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative was notified of the incident and sent two employees, Warner Neubauer and Efren Gallego, to get the bear down, according to the Arizona Game and Fishing Department. They cut the power to make the situation safer.

“Alright little bear, time to get off this pole,” one person says in the video.

Eventually, the bear climbed down unharmed, with little assistance from the electric company employees. No one was injured.

Power was out for 15 minutes around the 3,500-person city, Neubauer told the Associated Press.

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