A bear entered a cabin near Crivitz, Wisconsin, while the family was sleeping, and a conservation warden had to get it out.
Tim Werner, a warden for the Department of Natural Resources, never imagined that a popular video would turn him into a famous bear wrangler, according to WBAY.
Werner stated, “I saw the video, and I was honestly pretty shocked, and I got a good chuckle out of it.
On Sunday just before midnight, Werner received a phone informing him that a bear had broken into a vacation house close to Crivitz through the kitchen window. The majority of the family was asleep when the intruder entered.
The bear managed to actually punch through the security screen, entered, consumed some food in the kitchen, and eventually made its way into the master bathroom, according to Werner.
Werner claims that the terrified Illinois visitors awoke, locked the bathroom door, rushed from the house, and yelled for assistance.
The original idea was to funnel the bear out the front door by opening the bathroom door and using some furniture to direct it there. Unfortunately, the bear refused to comply with us and refused to exit the bathroom, added Werner.
Werner reasoned that since the bear was only a youngster and weighed about 120 pounds, he could utilize a catch pole.
The bear was allowed outside unharmed after a tenacious, combative struggle, but only after it had failed. Shane Gyger’s video captures the bear being forcibly taken from the house.
Werner stated that freeing a bear from a house was a first for him. “I’ve worked with wolves, bobcats, and other creatures that have been caught in traps and assisted release those,” Werner added.
As adults look for a mate and youngsters are sent off to explore on their own at this time of year, bear encounters are on the rise. In the state last fall, according to the Wisconsin DNR’s estimate, there were 23,200 black bears.