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Bear wanders into store's beer cooler; DNR relocates him

Shoppers in the Marketplace Foods store in Hayward got a shock Friday night.

A 125-pound black bear wandered inside that store and headed right to the beer cooler.

Witnesses say he climbed up onto a shelf, 12 feet off the floor, and sat there for about an hour while employees helped get customers out of the store.

Wildlife officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tranquilized the bear and removed it from the premises.

Onlookers say the bear seemed content to sit in the cooler, and they note that he didn't drink any of the beer.