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Bear spotted near Menards

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — A bear that had been spotted near the Wausau Menards has been “removed,” according to a Facebook post from the Wausau Police Department.

The post added that there were “reports of people trying to get close to the bear to take photographs.”

Officials advised to not approach a potentially dangerous animal, but to contact the Wisconsin DNR instead.

Monday morning, News 9 spoke with the DNR, who said the bear had been euthanized.

Chris Watkins

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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