On 6/14/2016, at 4:35 a.m., the Sheboygan Police Department received numerous calls about a black bear in the city. Officers checked the area and located a black bear in a residential neighborhood. Officers were able to use a chemical capture device to safely capture the bear in. The bear was turned over to the DNR for release. No one was hurt or injured while the bear was in the city. The DNR estimated the bear was a 2 year old male that weighs about 250lbs.
Bear sightings are not common in southeast Wisconsin however they do happen from time to time. If you see a bear do not approach it and call the authorities as soon as possible.