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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.

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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