A stray bear walks through the Washington County yard

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Exclusive video obtained by WISN 12 News shows what is likely the same bear spotted in Oconomowoc Thursday night – in rural Hartford the next morning. This means the bear traveled about 13 miles in just 12 hours. I’m sitting down to have a cup of coffee and I see a bear on it,” said Keith Everson who spotted a bear in his freshman year. While out of town with his wife, Keith Everson checked his home security video Friday morning and couldn’t believe what he saw: a bear in Packers country. At around 5:30 a.m., the large animal walked to Everson’s rural home in Hartford. He politely avoided any landscaping, sticking strictly to the paved path. “And then he kind of walked along our path and up to my other barn that I have, and then you can see him on the camera from the other barn,” Everson said. – 13 miles au south of Hartford.” It looks like the same bear that’s hanging out in this general area,” said Wisconsin wildlife natural damage specialist Brad Koele. The DNR said bears tend to cover large distances. That’s where this one wanders off which is unusual. “Especially for this southeast region, it’s quite rare,” Koele said. “Have you ever seen anything like this outside your home? Hannah Hilyard of WISN 12 News asked Everson, “No, I lived there for 27 years and talked to my neighbors. I spoke to farmers. said this bear doesn’t seem aggressive, but just to be safe, recommend closing trash cans, putting bird feeders away, and being alert.

Exclusive video obtained by WISN 12 News shows what is likely the same bear spotted in Oconomowoc Thursday night – in rural Hartford the next morning.

This means the bear traveled about 13 miles in just 12 hours.

“I open it in the morning. I’m sitting down to get a cup of coffee and I see a bear on it,” said Keith Everson who spotted a bear in his freshman year.

While out of town with his wife, Keith Everson checked his home’s security video Friday morning and couldn’t believe what he saw: a bear in Packers country.

At around 5:30 a.m., the large animal walked to Everson’s rural home in Hartford.

He politely avoided any landscaping, sticking strictly to the paved path.

“And then he kind of walked along our path and up to my other barn that I have, and then you can see him on the camera from the other barn,” Everson said.

The night before Everson spotted the bear, another homeowner spotted it in Oconomowoc, 13 miles south of Hartford.

“It looks like the same bear is hanging out in this general area,” said Wisconsin wildlife natural damage expert Brad Koele.

The DNR said bears tend to cover large distances. It’s where this one wanders that’s unusual.

“Especially for this southeast region, it’s quite rare,” Koele said.

More used to a bear as a lawn decoration, seeing the real deal has those who live near the Erin Hills Golf Course talking.

“Have you ever seen anything like this outside your home? Hannah Hilyard of WISN 12 News asked Everson.

“No, I lived there for 27 years and talked to my neighbors. I talked to farmers. They’ve never seen a bear,” Everson said.

The DNR said this bear doesn’t seem aggressive, but just to be safe, recommends closing trash cans, putting bird feeders away, and being alert.

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