Captive Bear Shot, Killed After Escaping from Oswald’s Bear Ranch

A captive bear got out of its enclosure in the U.P., and it did not end well for the bear.

Oswald’s Bear Ranch says the bear escaped during a power outage, climbing the electric fence.

The juvenile bear named Sophie wandered into a neighbor’s yard.

That neighbor called an officer who ended up killing the bear, unaware it was from Oswald’s and comfortable around people.

The USDA investigated the incident and says it was an isolated and tragic incident.

Oswald’s now has a backup power system.