Balasore: A wild bear, unfortunately, got stuck in a loop trap laid by the villagers at near Kathagocha area near Mitrapur under Nilgiri forest division in Balasore district since last night.
According to sources, the bear got stuck in the trap laid by the locals to catch wild boars.
The animal was spotted by locals early this morning following which the villagers alerted the forest department about the same.
Forest department officials including Mitrapur forester Ganesh Prasad Lenka, Nilagiri ranger Sukumar Das and ACF Lakhman Kumar Pradhan reached the spot and launched a rescue operation to free the bear.
As per available information, after the officials failed to release the wild bear, two veterinary doctors pressed in to tranquilise the animal.