Black bear tranquilized after south core stroll
Posted: Sep 3, 2012 11:36 AM ET
Last Updated: Sep 3, 2012 4:31 PM ET
As many people headed for the woods over the long weekend one bear made its way into the city.
Thunder Bay Police received many calls about a large adult black bear in the city's south core on Sunday afternoon.
It was first seen in the Simpson and May Street area before callers reported the bear appeared confused and was running toward City Hall.
Officers responded and found the bear running in the parking lot at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Arthur and Vickers Street.
It ended up in a tree on Vickers Street just south of Ridgeway Avenue surrounded by police and at that point the Ministry of Natural Resources was called to tranquilize it.
The MNR typically relocates tranquilized bears to remote areas.
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