My boss thought he saw something like one yesterday at lunch near Eaton Rapids-Onondaga. He is dumbfounded as to what he saw and afraid to admit what he thinks it is. It is definately bigger than a bear and about 3 ft tall with dark brown hair.
Remember the bull elk that got loose from that game farm back in 92 or 93. They wouldn't admit they lost it but I was told from a reliable source they did. They even warned deer hunters not to shoot it because there was no season on them down here. To bad the guy over by Olivet had to shoot him.
The bear population is expanding across it's range in Mich. Young males (1.5 - 2yr olds) will wander along way when they disperse. We have had bears show up in bay county and have had sitings on state land in Tuscola in recent years. A couple of years ago there was a young bear running around teh north end of Lansing. The whole s'west side of the state has decent amounts habitat so they may just keep pushing south until they cant go any farther.
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