A black bear that had moved into a Marshfield neighborhood and could not be relocated has been put down.
According to a news release, the bear showed signs of aggression toward a woman and her dog. The attempts to live trap the bear with a culvert trap and snares had been unsuccessful. A decision was made by the Marshfield Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to euthanized the bear.
The bear had been roaming around the 1400 block of Arlington Street in Marshfield.
According to the release, comparisons of pictures taken of the bear removed from Marshfield in late March with this bear would indicate they are not the same bear.
The Marshfield Police Department encourage residents to remove food sources to discourage the presence of bears. Bird feeders should be at least 10 feet off of the ground and five feet away from tree trunks or a limb that would support a bear. Do not compost meat scraps and keep garbage cans in an enclosed building until pick-up day. If you encounter a bear within the community, calmly move away from the animal and notify the police immediately.