Photo: Sleepless in Douglas

Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007

A black bear cub climbs a fence Dec. 12 in Douglas. The orphaned bear cub should be in its den, sleeping away the harsh winter beside its mother. Instead, the cub is prowling back yards on Douglas Island, scrounging for anything to eat. Grant Hilderbrandt, a regional supervisor for the Division of Wildlife Conservation, said if the cub isn't captured, its chances of surviving are poor. A live trap was set up Thursday to try and catch the bear. The plan is to move the cub to a remote location off the island, where it will be introduced to a denning box made of wood.

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