Connecticut Mayor Wages Courageous One-Man Twitter War Against Not-Quite-Rampaging Bear

Bear on the loose in Danbury, Conn.? Not on Mayor Mark Boughton's watch.

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It began around 8 a.m. this morning...

We have a very large bear stuck in a tree behind the Bishop Curtis Homes. - seriously. #Danbury

MayorMark

@MayorMark

We have a very large bear stuck in a tree behind the Bishop Curtis Homes. - seriously. #Danbury

So did the puns...

Please "bear" with us as we work on the situation. Danbury Fire Dept. is on scene. #bear #Danbury

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Please "bear" with us as we work on the situation. Danbury Fire Dept. is on scene. #bear #Danbury

A BEAR had found its way in to one of the several bajillion trees in tranquil Connecticut! Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is determined to keep his community abreast of the situation.

Here's our boy. About 250lbs. #bear #Danbury

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Here's our boy. About 250lbs. #bear #Danbury

I think he's eating. #bear #Danbury

MayorMark

@MayorMark

I think he's eating. #bear #Danbury

As tactful as he is brave, Mayor Boughton sends a quick reminder to the animal that the people of Danbury and the bear all want the same peaceful ending to this.

Free the bear. Free the bear. #Danbury #Bear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Free the bear. Free the bear. #Danbury #Bear

Another shot from Danbeary. Our bear. #Danbury #bear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Another shot from Danbeary. Our bear. #Danbury #bear

The media arrives. Tension builds. Hearts pound. #NOTMAKINGITUP

TV News Helicopters have arrived overhead. #savethebear #notmakingitup

MayorMark

@MayorMark

TV News Helicopters have arrived overhead. #savethebear #notmakingitup

A bear still up a tree at the corner of Wooster and Main Street Danbury have PD and DEEP officials at bay.

Alan Chaniewski

@NewsEyeFoxCt

A bear still up a tree at the corner of Wooster and Main Street Danbury have PD and DEEP officials at bay.

And then the situation escalates...

Tranquilizer gun has now arrived. We're in a standoff of biblical proportions. Bear versus DEEP. #savethebear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Tranquilizer gun has now arrived. We're in a standoff of biblical proportions. Bear versus DEEP. #savethebear

DEEP is loading up tranquilizer gun. It's on like donkey kong. #savethebear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

DEEP is loading up tranquilizer gun. It's on like donkey kong. #savethebear

The net. DEEP vs. The Bear. #Danbury #savethebear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

The net. DEEP vs. The Bear. #Danbury #savethebear

Bear is climbing down. This is not good. Gunshot by DEEP.

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Bear is climbing down. This is not good. Gunshot by DEEP.

We now have a stand off. Bear versus DEEP. #savethebear #Danbury

MayorMark

@MayorMark

We now have a stand off. Bear versus DEEP. #savethebear #Danbury

SHOTS!

Shots fired. Shots fired. #savethebear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Shots fired. Shots fired. #savethebear

Trouble, he needs another shot of tranquilizer. Unbearable! #savethebear

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Trouble, he needs another shot of tranquilizer. Unbearable! #savethebear

MORE PUNS!

Bear with me folks. Waiting for the tranquilizer to work. #savethebear #Danbeary

MayorMark

@MayorMark

Bear with me folks. Waiting for the tranquilizer to work. #savethebear #Danbeary

And then, it's over. Boughton gets his mayoral pic with the bear.

.@MayorMark posing with the bear.

Libor Jany

@ljanyNT

.@MayorMark posing with the bear.