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Bear spotted walking along train tracks in Gastown (VIDEO)

Yes, a bear.
The bear in question.

A bear was spotted wandering into the city today, with one photographer capturing a video of the lumbering bruin.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says officers helped track the black bear after it was spotted near the PNE today.

"The bear wandered down to the train tracks around Heatley and Powell Streets before being tranquilized by conservation officers," states VPD spokesperson Cst. Tania Visintin.

The bear is being transported to a location in the sea-to-sky area, according to Ministry of Environment spokesperson David Karn.

Photographer Craig Minielly spotted the bear as it passed by his studio in Gastown.

 -- Editor's note: This story was updated with information from the Ministry of Environment.

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