Some golfers were surprised and frightened Tuesday, Aug. 9, when a bear charged them while they were on the ninth hole at the Little Falls Country Club, before heading toward the 18th hole and a residential area.
The Little Falls Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reported the call came in at about 1:06 p.m. The caller stated the bear left and headed toward a residential area.
Officers from the Little Falls Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office responded, and observed several children in the area, playing in yards and walking on the sidewalks as well as several people golfing on the golf course. They located the bear in small patch of woods along the river, near hole 18, which is also a residential area.
After several unsuccessful attempts to get the bear, officers consulted with the DNR. It was determined the bear was a threat to public safety and that it would be shot. The DNR said several previous complaints were made about a bear in the area.
The Little Falls Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.