WATCH: Wisconsin DNR rescues bear cub trapped in basement

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources helped rescue a bear cub trapped in a newly built basement in northern Wisconsin early Wednesday morning. 

At 1:15 a.m., Wisconsin DNR Warden Dave Walz was called to a home in Eagle River on a report of a crying bear cub that had found its way into a newly constructed open basement. Walz and the owner of the home used a ladder to coax the bear out of the basement. 

The bear cub was reunited with its mother and other cubs.