Bear caused a ruckus in Blaine

2:55 PM, Apr 21, 2010   |    comments
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BLAINE, Minn. --  Police and wildlife officials are trying to determine a course of action after a bear was spotted in a populated area in Blaine.

Someone called 9-1-1 Tuesday morning and reported seeing the bear near the intersection of Davenport Street and 132nd Avenue Northeast.

Witnesses say it is a small black bear, estimated to be around 2 years old. It came from a wooded area neat the neighborhood, scaled a tree in a resident's front yard, and remained there as of 3:45 p.m.

Although the bear seems sleepy and calm, authorities are concerned because a crowd is gathering, which can agitate a wild animal.

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