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As of Wednesday morning, a black bear still is in a tree near the intersection of East 9th Street and Oregon Avenue. Law enforcement first received reports of the bear in town Tuesday night, but attempts to chase it out of town failed and the bear climbed the tree instead, drawing dozens of onlookers. Photo courtesy Judy Johnston.

Bears remains up a tree in Morris

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Law enforcement and wildlife officials for a second day are monitoring the status of a bear that has been in a tree in a residential neighborhood since late Tuesday night.

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Morris Chief of Police Jim Beauregard said little has changed since Wednesday afternoon, when the bear climbed down to lower branches. The bear's perch is near the intersection of East 9th Street and Oregon Avenue.

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