Aggressive black bears have prompted the US Forest Service to order the closure of some Grand Island campgrounds.
Tents and backpacks have been ripped open, and some bears have approached campers and berry pickers. One sleeping bicyclist was awakened after being licked on the ear by a bear.
Biologists have been setting barrel traps near campgrounds at Trout and Murray bays and along the western edge of the island. Those areas are closed to campers through tomorrow and the weekend if necessary while the trapping effort takes place.
About 20 bears are said to be living on the Upper Peninsula Island. The island is located about a half-mile into Lake Superior off the Alger County coastline at Munising.
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