Black bear breaks into vacation home in Crivitz, Wisconsin; video of DNR warden removing it goes viral


CRIVITZ, Wis. (WLS) — Video of a DNR conservation warden removing a black bear from a cabin in Wisconsin goes viral.

That warden, Tim Werner, by no means anticipated the video would make him a star bear wrangler.

“Saw the video, I was quite surprised actually and got a good chuckle out of it,” Werner advised WBAY-TV.

Just earlier than midnight on Sunday, Werner acquired a name a couple of bear that entered a vacation home close to Crivitz by means of a kitchen window. The intruder snuck in whereas most of the household was asleep.

“The bear was able to actually punch through the screen and came in, ate some food in the kitchen and then ended up working its way into the master bathroom,” Werner stated.

Werner stated the startled company from Illinois awakened, closed the lavatory door, then ran out of the home and known as for assist.

“Our original plan was to actually try to funnel this bear — open the bathroom door, use some furniture to funnel it to the front door and let it out that way. Unfortunately, the bear didn’t cooperate with us and didn’t want to come out of the bathroom,” Werner stated.

Noticing the bear was only a juvenile, and roughly 120 kilos, Werner figured he might use a catch pole.

It labored, however not earlier than a cussed, feisty battle that ended with the bear launched exterior, unhurt. Video from Shane Geyger reveals the bear being unwillingly faraway from the home.

“I’ve dealt with wolves and bobcats and other animals that have been caught in traps and helped release those, but as far as releasing a bear from a house, this is a first,” says Werner with a smile.

Bear encounters are growing right now of 12 months as adults go in search of a mate and cubs are despatched off to enterprise on their very own. The Wisconsin DNR estimated there have been 23,200 black bears in the state final fall.

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