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Sleepy bear takes a nap in family's backyard

OAKDALE, WI (FOX) - A Wisconsin family got quite a surprise when they looked in their backyard on Tuesday.

They found a bear in need of 40 winks, napping in the snow.

Officials came to the house of Janice Tappa and chased the bear up a tree. But a short time later, it came back down and went right back to sleep.

"My husband this morning I said, 'Get up, go outside, something's wrong. The dogs are really raising cain.' When he went outside and came back in the house, he was kind of white, saying We have a bear,'" Tappa said.

Officials say their policy is to leave black bears alone if they aren't causing problems or are a threat.

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