CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana wildlife experts believe a wandering black bear most recently spotted in Michigan City will go back home to Michigan, if people would stop feeding it.READ MORE: New Illinois Laws To Protect Sex Crime Victims' Privacy Take Effect Jan. 1
There have been no reported sightings of the bear since early Monday, when it paid a second visit to Panos Farms in Michigan City, to get at the honey in Pete Livas’ beehives.
“So far, I have no problems with it, because it has caused very very minor damage to our beehives. We’re kind of fortunate for that, and kind of exciting,” he said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cloudy Overnight With Snow Flurries For Some
Livas has since decided to move most of the hives off his property. Those left were being watched by wildlife cameras.
“I hope that he sticks around, but hopefully he quits destroying the hives,” he said.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has asked people not to leave food out for the bear, as some have done, hoping to draw the bear in.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Wildlife experts believe the bear eventually will go back home to Michigan, but there is concern feeding it will keep it wandering around northwest Indiana, and that could create a dangerous situation.