CHICAGO (CBS) — More close encounters with a black bear that has been hanging around Michigan City have prompted state officials to take a more aggressive stance to capture the bear, so it can be taken back to the wild in Michigan.
A couple living in the area where the bear has been spotted several times over the past month had another too-close-for-comfort encounter on Saturday, when a man came face-to-face with the bear on his back patio.
The bear was pawing at his back door. Similar incidents were reported earlier in the week.
Now, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has moved its bear expert, armed with a tranquilizer gun, into the area for a quick response.