Fugitive Bear Escapes Jail Cell, Scales 3 Electric Fences and Is Now on the Run

Live Science | 7/17/2019 | Staff
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There's a fugitive on the loose in northern Italy. He's skilled at scaling electric fences, goes by the name of M49, weighs 300 lbs. (136 kilograms) and is very, very fluffy. That's right — northern Italy's most wanted fugitive is a bear.

Deemed a danger to humans and wildlife, M49 was captured in the Trentino region of northern Italy on Sunday and placed in a high-security enclosure with other “so-called problem bears,” the Trentino Press Office said in a statement. But mere walls couldn't contain M49. Within hours, the bear had scaled all three electric fences, plus a 13-foot (4.3 meters) barrier and vanished without a trace.

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The World Wildlife Fund for Nature Italy disagreed. In a statement, representatives from the group said the fence was most likely "not working properly, since bears do not fly."

A camera trap image of escaped bear M49. The fugitive bear escaped an enclosure where he was being held.

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Italian Twitter is following M49's escape with baited breath, and users appear to be on the side of the fluffy fugitive....
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