156 16 LINKEDIN 3 COMMENTMORE

(WBIR) A bear has a new home after he was found in a tree outside a West Knoxville home.

Someone called officials shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday, reporting that a 300-pound bear scaled a tree in an area near Interstate 40, Papermill Drive and Coleman Road.

Knoxville police helped the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer tranquilize the bear.

WBIR viewers shared these photos on WBIR's Facebook page, saying they're of the bear found in West Knoxville.

Authorities then relocated the bear to an undisclosed TWRA wildlife management area.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wbir.com/1gZ1Yfy