STEVENSVILLE, Mich. -- A black bear that wandered through northern Indiana and southern Michigan last year has been captured and euthanized.
ABC57 in South Bend reported the bear – the first to be seen in Indiana in more than 140 years – was trapped in Stevensville, Michigan.
The black bear was first confirmed to have entered Indiana in St. Joseph County in June 2015. Afterward, it continued to travel around the Indiana-Michigan state line.
In July, DNR officials announced a plan to trap and relocate the bear.
According to ABC57, the Indiana Department of Natural resources said this week the bear had become a threat to public safety.