Several residents of Edgar have reported they saw a bear which has been roaming around the north-central Wisconsin community. Their reports have appeared on the Edgar Police Facebook page. Police are urging people to be on the lookout for the visitors and make sure food and water aren’t accessible. They say people should keep their pets inside and not put their garbage containers out until just before collection time. Locals have taken to calling the visitor “Burt the Bear” and they are being asked to call the U-S-D-A Wild Life Services office if they spot him.
(USDA Wild Life Services – 800-228-1368 / Edgar Police 715-352-2891)