Mac & Mac's Pick: A Curious Bear

By WEEK Reporter

December 13, 2011 Updated Dec 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM CDT

People in downtown Vancouver had a wilderness encounter Monday without ever leaving the city streets.

A little black bear hitched a ride on a garbage truck into downtown, bringing traffic to a halt.

Conservation officials think the bear's journey started in a dumpster in north Vancouver.

After some time, wildlife officers tranquilized the animal to be taken back to the wilds north of the city.