Ready, Aim: Black Bear Battered By Rubber Bullet

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STREETSBORO, OH (WOIO) - Wildlife officials want a wandering Streetsboro bear to know they mean business.

The black bear has been spotted in various areas of Streetsboro and over the weekend, wildlife officials took aim and shot the bear with a rubber bullet.

The rubber bullets only sting the bear and are meant to teach a lesson to the out of place animal - get out of residential areas and seek the safety of a natural habitat.

The Streetsboro police department is urging residents to do the following:

  • If they spot the bear, please do not approach it and leave it alone.
  • Call the police so that we can keep track of the bear's location.
  • Keep all trash cans put away and all dumpster lids closed.
  • The bear is just looking for food and when the food goes away, he will move on.

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