Earlier this summer the DNR reported a dramatic increase in bear sightings but now an area woman says the bears are coming a little too close for comfort.
Bonnie Johnson says she has seen bears pass through her Chippewa Falls back yard many times over the past few years but just a few days ago a bear clawed through a screen window and got inside her back porch.
The incident has left her shaken, and saying something needs to be done.
“I'd like to see them do something about it, maybe try to live trap it and move it… I just don't like the idea of so many of them around here,” says Johnson.
Bonnie says she called the local sheriff's department and was told she needed to contact the DNR. She told us she's anxiously waiting until Tuesday when the local DNR office takes public calls.