LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse Police urge the public to use caution following a black bear sighting by the La Crosse River Marsh Friday morning.
A caller to police said the bear was near River Valley Drive and Gillette St.
Officers searched the area, but didn't spot the bear. Police report the bear was not a threat to public safety.
Police do offer the following tips from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on living with bears in Wisconsin:
-Do not harass a bear by following or congregating around it.
-If you observe a bear, stay in your vehicle or building until the bear wanders off.
-Never feed a bear.
-Keep your garbage cans tightly closed and indoors if possible.
-Make bird feeders inaccessible to the bears.
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