A bear cub rescued from a tree after being struck by a car in Truckee had surgery Friday for a broken leg.
Residents in the Martis Valley area kept track of the 6-month-old cub as it rambled around the area after its accident on Highway 267 more than a week ago.
When it was spotted about 50 feet up in a pine tree Thursday, Dave Baker of the Truckee Bear League, along with police and animal control officers from the Town of Truckee, arrived to check on its condition.
Since it appeared to be injured, Baker used a tall ladder to ascend higher than the cub.
Then, as police officers fired paint balls to herd the bear in his direction, he secured it in a cable tether and lowered it to the ground.
The cub had surgery for two broken bones in a rear leg Friday morning at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. Its prognosis is good, Baker said.
The cub's recovery can be followed at www.facebook.com/SaveTahoeBears.