Injured Savage bear touring the Twin Cities, spotted in Woodbury and Eagan [PHOTO]

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Eagan Police Department on Twitter
The Savage bear, chilling in Eagan this morning.
The black bear that was apparently shot by city of Savage police more than a week ago probably won't escape his predicament alive, but at least he's taking time to travel. (Read our original post about him here.)

On Sunday, the roughly 200-pound bear was spotted in Burnsville near 134th Street and Parkwood Avenue. A witness reported seeing the bear limping and holding its rear left leg up while getting around.

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Then, just after midnight this morning, the bear was spotted again in Eagan. On Twitter, the Eagan Police Department shared the photo at the top of this post of the bear captured in the grainiest security camera still of all time (almost looks like an art piece, doesn't it?), along with this information: A news release distributed by the city of Burnsville cites the DNR in explaining why the roughly two-year-old bear is hanging out in the suburbs:
According to the DNR, bear sightings in the Twin Cities are not uncommon, especially in the spring. Often, the bears are young males searching for their own territory after emerging from hibernation and being chased off by other bears. The DNR says if left alone, these bears will often move on to an area with fewer people and less opportunity for problems.
"The best way to resolve human-bear conflicts is to do everything possible to avoid them in the first place," Cynthia Osmundson, DNR central region wildlife manager, says in the Burnsville news release. "In areas where bears have been reported, it's best to eliminate or secure anything the bear may smell and consider as food -- including bird feeders, garbage, pet food and grills. Once a bear finds food at a particular location, it's likely to return."

Anybody who sees the bear is asked to call 911. The Burnsville statement says the city's police department "will work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to keep the bear away from populated areas if sighted."

That's probably just a euphemistic way of saying they'll shoot the bear, but as the DNR points out, Minnesota's bear population is stable enough to warrant annual bear hunting, so what's the life of one troublesome black bear worth in the grand scheme?

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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44 comments
Behdad Mk
Behdad Mk

in kherse too classe sabokvazna vazne mizane fek konam :D hamash 100 kiloo?? ghahti oomade oonja? :D

Cameo Garza
Cameo Garza

Im aware of all that Kelly Andersen thx Capt. Obvious ;-)

Cameo Garza
Cameo Garza

Ok LETS LET the damn thing heal and find a way to a SAFER home since some ignorant humans are its enemy. And the one in Woodbury Etc is not the same bear! & i still feel theres more than that ONE in those other areas also.. Come on

Bridget Sullivan
Bridget Sullivan

Bastards shooting the bear..now he is suffering. Way to go...!!

Tim Stang
Tim Stang

more than one bear..they are gonna take over the metro lol

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

It's limping because a savage cop shot and wounded it by town and country campground in Savage.

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

Jackson King, you are a stunning Moron,why don't you go ask the savage cop why He shot and wounded it with a gun, I sure hope you don't reproduce.

Cameo Garza
Cameo Garza

Lmmfao do U REALLY think the SAME bear is in Savage, Eagan AND WOODBURY that fast huh?! Cthu!!! Did it hop a bus or lightrail?! Lmao SERIOUSLY lets think logically people.... :-\

Milad Shaddelan
Milad Shaddelan

:v اقا نخورش تا بیام ... شنیدم پاستیل سازی ها دنبالش افتادن

Fazel Zare Bidoky
Fazel Zare Bidoky

ﻣﻦ ﻣﻴﺨﻮﺭﻣﺶ!!! ﻣﻦ ﺑﺎﻫﺎﺵ ﺣﺮﻑ ﺯﺩﻡ و ﮔﻔﺖ اﺯ Milad ﺧﻮﺷﻢ ﻣﻴﺎﺩ

Joe Farrell
Joe Farrell

Woodbury huh.. I hope he eats my ex girlfriend before those dumb ass cops shoot him

Amber Reis
Amber Reis

I don't know typical behaviors of bears by it seems like a long walk in a short period of time for one bear.

Dan Weeks
Dan Weeks

Its heading home to Wisconsin

Nick Vikstrom
Nick Vikstrom

We need a bear patrol! Its like a freaking country bear jamboree around here!

Tim Stang
Tim Stang

There goes the DNR's retarded claim it would just keep returning to the same spot...

Benjamin Gray
Benjamin Gray

I won't take a public stance on measures taken, however I do think the line where it says he probably won't make it out alive but at least he's taking time to travel makes the subject way too light hearted.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

How the fuck do you know what a bear would do with a gun? What are you some Lynn Rogers or Charlie Russell? Nope just some asshole on Facebook.

James Bracken
James Bracken

Seth Larson you Savage were you out roaming around the suburbs again?

Bil Thorne
Bil Thorne

I thought suburbs were all about the right to bear arms.

Marlena Joy
Marlena Joy

Please allow this poor bear to move on out of the area on it's own without being stalked by gun totting uniformed men pursuing it. It hasn't hurt anyone and I doubt that it will. This is a sad situation.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

Someone should give this bear a gun so he can shoot back.

Thomas Carpenter
Thomas Carpenter

Maybe if we stopped building over their homes, animals wouldn't have to be shot at. *SAD

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