The cub was spotted on the ground in Tahlequah and quickly got the attention of police and homeowners in the area.
As police and others tried to round the little bear up it decided to climb a tree and stay put.
That left game wardens trying to come up with a way to get it down safely.
The plan involved everyone from police and firefighters to the wildlife department and the NSU soccer team.
The area was cleared and a soccer net was held by volunteers while the cub was shot with a tranquilizer gun.
The first shot missed but the cub was eventually hit with two darts and came tumbling out of the tree into the net to applause and cheers.
The bear is fine and after a little info gathering from by the biologists, he’ll be released back into the wild.
Cherokee County Game Warden Brady May told the Tahlequah Daily Press “It’s not an uncommon thing at all to have a sighting or a report of a bear in Cherokee County.”
Read more here and see video of the recovery below.