Bear Moves into Marshfield Neighborhood

By: Jennifer Kliese Email
By: Jennifer Kliese Email

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Even though Randell Kruger's house is in the center of Marshfield, somehow, he has been getting an unexpected visitor every night for the past two weeks--a black bear.

The neighborhood's new friend has recently come out of hibernation, and it's hungry. But even though Randell has taken down all his bird feeders after the bear destroyed them, it won't leave.

On Wednesday morning DNR wardens installed a trap, to remove the bear from downtown Marshfield without harming it.

"The bear's become a bit of a nuisance for the city and we're worried about behavior, the bear getting accustomed to food sources here," says Randell Kruger, who lives on Park Street in Marshfield.

DNR wardens planted things like doughnuts, honey, and a smoke odor, hoping to bait the bear here in the backyard by the end of the week. If they're able to trap the bear, they'll find it a new, more bear-friendly home, somewhere in Wisconsin's woods.

Wardens say Marshfield residents should remove any food in their yards, so the bear can move on to a new home. It's illegal to intentionally feed a bear.

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