Bear spotted in popular Muskegon park
MUSKEGON, Mich. -- The Muskegon Police Department wants to warn residents to stay away from the bear that was spotted Monday.
A man spotted a bear on his morning walk forcing officials to close a popular bike path.
Right now the bear is in a fenced area along Lakeshore Drive.
A fisherman says he also had a close encounter with the bear on Monday.
"I was fishing here on the dock, I heard something behind me. I looked behind me and there was a black bear. It ran right by and I went to get my phone so I could get a picture of him. And when I came back, he was actually swimming in Muskegon Lake," said Scott Shelagowski.
The DNR hopes to shoot the bear with a tranquilizer dart and move it somewhere safe.
They say the bear weighs about 200 pounds.