Pair of black bear cubs sleeping on pole mystifies Manitoba Hydro

It was a beary confusing day for Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba Hydro/Twitter

This pole was juuuust right.

Manitoba Hydro dealt with a pair of sleepy black bear cubs who decided to nap on a transmission pole Wednesday.

The pair apparently climbed up the pole near Sundown, Man., then promptly went to sleep.

Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba Hydro

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Hydro, along with officials from Manitoba Conservation, tried to figure out how to get the bears down safely, adding they’d turned the power off around the pole to protect the cubs.

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At about 2 p.m., Hydro tweeted that the pair were off the pole and doing fine. Judging from photos Hydro posted, crews used a cherry picker to get the bear buddies down.

Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba Hydro

Sundown, Man. is about 100 km southeast of Winnipeg, near the North Dakota/Manitoba border.

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