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Black bear back in Wisconsin

July 01, 2009 at 08:21 AM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A black bear apparently looking for love has made his way back to a natural habitat after several weeks of roaming Iowa and Illinois.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Terry Haindfield says the bear’s 250-mile journey probably started as a search for a mate.

The bear was first spotted on June 6 near Lansing, Iowa, a Mississippi River town near the Wisconsin border, and was last spotted in Iowa on June 14 near Goose Lake, more than 100 miles south.

Haindfield says the bear traveled about 20 miles a day, and frequent reports from residents helped him keep track of the bear’s movements.

The bear is now in the woods near Baraboo, Wisc., about 100 miles east of the Iowa border.

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how r they certain that its the same bear there could be 2 roaming

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/01 at 10:38 AM

I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/01 at 01:57 PM

.... or he was darted and taken back to Wisconsin.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 12:34 AM

this article is little dated. since being seen in baraboo WI the bear traveled to Lacrosse WI and was shot to death after being cornered in a residential area with the only escape route being through a park that was highly populated with people at the time.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 08:55 AM

No No you all have it wrong…he hooked up with a Chipmunk, Dog and a Cat to go help out the Cougar that has been roaming IL.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 10:34 AM

He went back to Wisconsin? Dang,there goes all that money the state was gonna make by selling bear permits.Guess they won’t need to form a bear task force either. Oh well,they’d have just took that extra money and used it to do something in Chicago probably.  :- )

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 11:49 AM

Man you guys don’t use your heads. The true story is he went to Ia. got lucky and headed back to the crib along with that big ass grin!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/02 at 03:15 PM

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