Could be he was just in town for the “Battle of the Dogs …”
A young Black Bear, spotted by city utility crews this morning at Greenwood and Crocker in Thief River Falls.
Dispatcher Dave Carlson, at the Pennington County Law Enforcement Center, says they got the call just after 9:35 this morning with Sgt. Chuck Lindgren and Officer Vern Wittenberg responding.
Officer Wittenberg says the last bear sighting in Thief River Falls was nearly 7 years ago.
The two officers used their squad cars to get the black bear headed in the right direction, escorting the animal out of the city limits, back to its wilderness home.