Black bear spotted in Windsor, sheriff says

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WINDSOR, Wis. — A black bear was spotted late Sunday night walking through the backyard of a home in the village of Windsor.

A homeowner spotted the bear around 10:45 p.m. on Brandywood Trail.

A Dane County deputy, responding to this incident, also spotted the animal walking towards Token Creek Conservatory on Portage Road.

The Department of Natural Resource has been notified, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Black bears are not common in this area but have been known to pass through. Authorities said young bears can travel long distances, especially during their mating season, which occurs in June and July.

Authorities said people should not approach black bears. Authorities recommend making a loud noise and backing away slowly if a bear is spotted nearby.

Campers are advised not to bring food into tents. Campsites should also be clean of waste and scraps with garbage removed to bear-proof canisters.

Additional information about black bears can be found on the DNR’s website.

A black bear was spotted earlier this month in Middleton.