black bear was reportedly seen this week in Ottawa County, near the Dempsey Boat
Ramp in Danbury Township.
Tuesday night, township resident April Keller called police while driving past
the boat ramp area. She says, without a doubt, she saw a black bear. She
described it as a large, dark-furred animal with a short, stubby tail.
had an officer respond, was unable to locate anything," said Chief Michael
Meisler, of the Danbury Township Police. "But the caller was pretty adamant
that it was a black bear."
then checked with the nearby African Wildlife Safari Park. The park confirmed
they do not house any bears, and that all of their animals were secure.
chief says residents should not keep a look out, but not worry.
obviously take every report seriously, but until we get another sighting, I
wouldn't be too concerned about it," he said.