UPDATE: When the DNR went to retrieve the animal, they discovered that it was a black dog, not a bear. On the same day the DNR sent out notice that bears would be waking up and on the move in Michigan, it appears a bear has been hit and killed in Grand Rapids.
This isn't exactly how I'd like to start my day with a bear in my car. Seems these folks started to get into their car and noticed there was already a passenger.....a bear. What do you do when you see a bear IN your car? Call the cops!
Last year, when we took our Alaskan Cruise and tour, we saw several bears, from a distance, mind you. But, the bears we saw didn't look like this one who created a traffic jam in Alaska as it sauntered down the road with a coffee can stuck on it's head.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses through June 1. There will be 100 elk licenses and 6,951 bear licenses available for the 2015 hunting seasons.
It seems every few months we hear reports of a bear sighting in West Michigan. Black bear sightings aren't entirely rare in West Michigan, yet they are worth noting. On Thursday, a black bear was seen in multiple locations around Jenison.