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.READ MORE: New Illinois Laws To Protect Sex Crime Victims' Privacy Take Effect Jan. 1
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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cloudy Overnight With Snow Flurries For Some