Officials Hope to Save Upper Peninsula Three Legged Bear
According to the Detroit Free Press, a three legged Upper Peninsula black bear that has come out of hibernation is creating a stir in the tribal community of Bay Mills as police and conservation officials try to capture it alive with the hope of relocating it to a sanctuary or another safe place.
On Monday, they set a trap for the black bear, baiting it with a bear favorite, delicious pastries.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources experts recommended pastries because it supposedly is irresistible to the wild animals.
It's unclear how the bear lost its left front leg, but Bay Mills conservation officals believe it is the same bear that residents reported seeing in the fall before winter set in and the bear went into hibernation.