Caption Contest: Insane Mid-Air Bear Fall Photographed by Student Journalist

  • Student photojournalist Andy Duann took an instantly memorable photo of a black bear who wandered near some dormitories at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday.

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    (Photo credit: CU Independent/Andy Duann)

  • The bear fell safely on a set of black mats after being tranquilized by wildlife officials. A CU Police Department spokesperson estimated the bear’s age to be between one and three years old, weighing between 150 and 200 pounds. No one was hurt, and officials are planning to relocate the bear.

    The photo was published by the CU Independent, the campus newspaper at CU. Since being posted earlier on Thursday on the newspaper’s Facebook page, the story and photo has garnered more than 2,000 likes and 1,300-plus shares.

    We’re asking our clever readers to come up with the best caption, and we’ll feature the best one on our social media feeds: