Grocery shoppers in Hayward got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler.They also have a gallery of pictures of the critter, but yours truly actually got some footage of it:
The bear made his stop Friday night at Marketplace Foods in Hayward, walking through the automatic doors and heading straight into the liquor department.
The bear calmly climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf in the beer cooler where it sat for about an hour while employees helped evacuate customers and summoned wildlife officials.
Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tranquilized the bear and took it out of the store. Store workers say the bear seemed content in the cooler and didn't consume any alcohol.
Sunday, October 18, 2009