Bear Spotted In Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY (WCCO) — Bear sightings in one metro community have police busy.

On Wednesday night, police in Apple Valley got calls from three people who said they saw a black bear wandering around.

Authorities think that it could be this same bear that was spotted in Empire Township on May 7. The homeowner was able to capture a photo of a bear near a bird feeder.

The bear is believed to weigh about 150 pounds.

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  1. Bearwithabounty says:

    How many homeowners have a bounty on this bear ?

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-A-bear-with-a-bounty/189738334397617

  2. likes bears says:

    TAKE YOUR FEEDERS DOWN FOR A FEW DAYS AND KEEP YOUR TRASH IN THE GARAGE, THE BEAR WILL GO AWAY. NO NEED TO PANIC OR KILL THE POOR THING, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR FOOD, NOT PEOPLE………

    1. Kim says:

      I agree put your feeders away and your trash cuz you call the police or etc and they will probably shoot it they usally do for some reason. Witch I do not understand why not just put it to sleep and bring it back up north or etc.

  3. ELBTA says:

    I’m sick of these constant bear attacks, it’s like a freaking country bear jambaroo around here. If you want wild bears eating your children and scaring away your salmon that’s your business. But I’m not going to take it! Who’s with me?

  4. MA says:

    we’re here we’re queeer and we don’t want anymore bears

  5. jeff says:

    kill all predators!!!!!!!!! they are dangerous! we don’t want them in our cities!!!!! kill every last one of them until all that is left are rats, mice, rabbits, moles, deer, woodchucks and the like! i only want animals in my city that are cute and cuddly like care bears! oh and that goes for the bald eagles too and the peregrine falcons. DDT rocks!!!!

  6. Sarah in Outstate MN says:

    Black bears live in almost every county in Minnesota. We have a few in the southern Minnesota counties, mainly near streams. Take your trash and the bird feeders inside. It will go away.

  7. Sue P says:

    scaring away salmon? in MN? LOL

  8. Don- Minn- Jay says:

    wish ”I” had them in my bird feeder ! would love to enjoy these animals.

    Alot of crazy comments above.. from people who are uneducated about bears..or just want somke attention.

  9. Kathy Walker says:

    interesting and naive … biggest predator is the human. if you think bald eagles and peregrines aren’t predators, wrong again. Use your brain if you have one.

  10. You Should Know better says:

    Shame on the MN Zoo for letting their animals out at night. They really should keep them locked up while people are sleeping.

  11. Michele Chartier says:

    These comments just go to show you that EDUCATION is the key to co-existing with bears..Please educate yourself before spewing false facts..you can find everything you need to know about black bears at bear.org,and bearwithus.org

  12. Them says:

    Lets get that bear and eat its gallbladder!

  13. Homer says:

    Let the bears pay the bear tax. I pay the Homer tax

  14. jeff says:

    kathy walker: you really have a difficult time understanding sarcasm when you read it! are you actually serious? are you so dim witted that you couldn’t pick that up? clearly bald eagles and peregrines are predators….that is why the ddt comment at the end. it killed the damn birds. i am for predators. they are an important part of the ecosystem and anytime someone spots one it is almost always killed. first cougar spotted in iowa in ten years and some idiot calls the dnr and asks if he can shoot it. they said “sure, go right ahead”.

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