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Northwoods DNR warden helps trapped cub escape Vilas County basementSubmitted: 06/20/2018
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Northwoods DNR warden helps trapped cub escape Vilas County basement
EAGLE RIVER - Building a new house comes with its share of struggles, but usually a trapped animal isn't one of them.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, DNR Warden Supervisor Dave Walz got a call about a bear cub that got stuck in a newly built basement in Vilas County.

While the cub's mother watched from afar, Walz -- with help from the homeowner -- used a ladder to help the cub escape from the basement and reunite with its mother. With a little more encouragement, the cub was able to get out and run away.

If you see wildlife that may be in need of help, be sure to keep your distance and contact the DNR or Wildlife Services.

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