Madison
68° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

DNR: Hungry bear grabs donkey in Outagamie Co.

Published On: Apr 27 2013 05:43:14 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 27 2013 05:43:48 PM CDT
TOWN OF MAINE, Wis. -

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden Mike Young said he's never seen anything quite like it in his 20 years on the job.

A 300-pound black bear in search of food recently targeted a donkey in Outagamie County. Young said the bear dragged the donkey out of a pen in the Town of Maine, but left two llamas alone.

With the ground still cold and the lack of greenery, Young said black bears are raiding bird feeders and getting into trouble. He tried to trap the bear that killed the donkey, but it would pull the meat out of the trap and avoid capture.

Young said he was able to get a shot at the bear, but only wounded him.

WLUK-TV reported that Young called in a bear hunting guide and a dog and they tracked the bear down and killed it.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement