Oneida County Residents Asked to Use Caution After Bear Kills Dog

May 3, 2021

Credit Oneida County Sheriff's Office

Oneida County Sheriffs are asking residents to use caution after a bear killed a dog in the Township of Pelican near the area of County P/Riopel Rd.

The bear is the height of a husky and 150 pounds.

Authorities say it is not afraid of humans.

In a Facebook post, the Sheriff's Office said "These bears are waking up hungry and confused. Most only threaten garbage left out, and bird feeders, and will walk away with a simple yell or whistle. This bear killed a small dog near its owners and was trying to get to more dogs, and pawed at a residence door after following a woman on her deck."

The Sheriff’s Office works with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to handle situations like these.

If you see bears exhibiting threatening behavior, you can call the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office at (715) 361-5100.