According to an update from the Town of Delavan Police Department, on Saturday they learned of a black bear sighting in Elkhorn on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural resources offers the following safety tips if a bear is near your home or cabin:
–From a safe location, wave your arms and make noise to scare it away.
–Back away slowly and seek a safe location where you can wait for the bear to leave.
–When scaring a bear away, make sure it has a clear escape route; never corner a bear.
–If you encounter a bear while in the woods, DO NOT RUN, stay calm and do not approach the bear.
–Never approach any bear.
–For your safety, do not attempt to break up a fight between your pet and a bear.