A bear that wandered into a sunken skateboard park and got stuck was rescued when officials lowered a ladder so it could climb out.
The bear was discovered on Tuesday morning in the Colorado resort town of Snowmass, according to KUSA-TV. Officials said the animal was apparently stuck in the hole all night, after being unable to scale the steep concrete sides of the skating park.
Workers from the Parks and Recreation Department lowered a long ladder into the recessed concrete, and the bear eventually climbed the ladder and wandered away.
No injuries were reported to the bear or to the people who came to the animal's aid.
Bear sightings have increased inregularity this summer in the Colorado mountains. Authorities have been pressing residents not to leave out food or rubbish that could attract the animals.
Pictured: Bear climbs ladder to escape US skate boarding park - Telegraph