That warden, Tim Werner, by no means anticipated the video would make him a celeb bear wrangler.
“Saw the video, I was quite surprised actually and got a good chuckle out of it,” Werner informed WBAY-TV.
Just earlier than midnight on Sunday, Werner obtained a name a couple of bear that entered a trip house close to Crivitz via a kitchen window. The intruder snuck in whereas a lot 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 friends from Illinois wakened, closed the toilet 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 wrestle that ended with the bear launched exterior, unhurt. Video from Shane Geyger reveals the bear being unwillingly faraway from the house.
“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 at the moment of 12 months as adults go looking for a mate and cubs are despatched off to enterprise on their very own. The Wisconsin DNR estimated there have been 23,200 black bears within the state final fall.
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