updated 12/7/2005 3:32:14 PM ET 2005-12-07T20:32:14

A black bear is going to have to find a new spot to hibernate.

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The bear has been sleeping under a porch in southeastern Pennsylvania. But today, wildlife officials moved it.

A couple of kids in Chestnuthill Township discovered the bear under their porch several days ago. The house isn’t far from where 20 kids wait for their school bus.

State game officials estimate the snoozing bear weighed as much as 700 pounds.

The male bear was tranquilized and taken to state game lands several miles away.

Officials say the same bear had attempted to make his winter home underneath another porch two years ago.

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