Bear found sleeping under roller coaster at Lakeside

Posted Monday, September 3, 2001 5:29 PM | Contributed by StealthmF5m3

Police and wildlife officials tranquilized a bear cub that climbed into Lakeside Amusement Park early Monday morning. The bear was seen in the park at around 5:00 a.m. It was sleeping under one of the rollercoasters.

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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:35 PM
thank god the bear wasn't in there when the GP started to arrive, that'd be a sight for sore eyes.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:41 PM
Wouldn't that have been funny if that was under the Great Bear!
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Monday, September 3, 2001 5:42 PM
I would have loved to see a bear at a park. I think they are so awesome, especially the little cubs. I like watching the ones in the Safari at SFGAdv.

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Monday, September 3, 2001 6:18 PM
"Ahhhhh silly old bear"

That would be great if it was under great bear.

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Monday, September 3, 2001 8:01 PM
This is the cutest thing I have ever heard.
Monday, September 3, 2001 8:21 PM
Im sure some people would have thought it to be animatronic, or worse, a costumed employee!
Monday, September 3, 2001 8:51 PM
That would have been cool to see a sight such as that. Imagine that! Hehe, a bear in an amusement park! That's funny.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 9:43 AM
And I thought that the deer grazing under the coasters at Holiday World were something!
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 9:51 AM
He he he...I can see it now, "Mommy, can I go get the bear's autograph?  He looks so real!"  "Sure hon, I'll get out the camera!"  LOL.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 2:09 PM
"Bear with us. We'll open at Noon."

That was under the Lakeside sign in front of the park.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 2:46 PM
I agree if it was under the Great Bear that would be one major laugh! "Mom theres a bear!. Joe, they don't call it the Great Bear for nothing!" Hehe.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 9:41 PM
supposedly this happens all the time if they have a sign already made for an occasion like this.
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 4:11 AM
Well, its the first time ive heard of something like that.

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