Small bear prances through Boulder, befuddles onlookers

BOULDER - The most Boulder thing that could possibly happen in Boulder happened in Boulder Thursday. 

A small bear, captured in photos by Daily Camera photographer Jeremy Papasso, pranced through downtown Boulder with a gaggle of police officers and animal control officers trailing behind. 

According to the Daily Camera, the bear took a dip in Boulder Creek before climbing back out and lumbering off towards the mountains west of the city. 

But - not before the newspaper captured the most Boulder quote of all time from some befuddled onlookers who claimed to have just finished smoking a bowl. 

Justin Saylor of Arlington, Virginia,  told the Daily Camera he heard someone yell, "Bear!" but could not immediately determine if there actually was one around. 

"I had just smoked a bowl and was like, 'This might not be happening,'" Saylor told the Daily Camera. "I was like, 'No way.' But, 'Yes way'  — there was a bear."

So there you go. #OnlyInBoulder

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