Another Black Bear Found In St. Paul

Minnesota DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine

Another black bear has been found and killed in a St. Paul neighborhood. The last one was in the middle of December, during one of the warmest winters on record for the area. This black bear was shot early Sunday morning after it came down from a tree.

The 200-pound bear was first seen by residents late Saturday night in the area of Roselawn and Rice Street. It was later seen in the area of Jackson and Jenks Avenue before it was seen climbing a tree on LaFond Avenue.

The bear came down from the tree before a DNR officer could get there, so police were forced to shoot it. According to state protocol, tranquilizers are usually used on bears, but not when they are in an urban area.

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