The bear mother, who moved in Joensuu and was injured by small predators, has not been lured into a cage tuned for that purpose, says the police of Eastern Finland.
Over the weekend, police plan to prepare a decision to quit the bear’s demeanor for animal welfare reasons.
At the same time, the police are trying to find a place for the mother's four puppies so that the puppies do not have to be killed.
Commissioner Sami Joutjärvi says that the police are going through a tour with all the Finnish zoos to find a location.
No observations have been made from the bear family.
Joutjärvi thinks that the mother keeps a low profile with her puppies.
- Anesthesia has not been possible.
That means you can't even get that iron out of a living bear, Joutjärvi says.
Experts from the Natural Resources Center (Luke), who were preparing for anesthesia, closed their stakes as agreed on Friday.
According to Joutjärvi, the police or hunters do not have anesthetics at their disposal.
The trap is no longer operational.
There is no certainty about catching bear cubs either, Joutjärvi says.
- I've never been to catch bear cubs.
I can’t guess if they’ll catch them after the mother has to stop.
Joutjärvi says that there is already one possible placement for bear cubs, but the survey is still being continued.
The Regional State Administrative Agency ultimately decides where the puppies are allowed to be placed.
To trace a bear family, the police can use game management associations and a Susilife patrol, which consists of one police officer and one Metsähallitus batch inspector.
The actual task of the patrol is to prevent illegal hunting of wolves in particular.
The bear hunt is about to begin on August 20, and police estimate that at the latest, observations will be made about the bears because there are a lot of hunters on the move.
However, the bear family is out of the hunt.
In the event of an end to the bear demon, the police will ask for official assistance from the game management association.
Another bear mother who has been injured by small predators has also moved in North Karelia.
The police are not aware of any findings either.
The Lieksa bear has already been the subject of a decision by the police to close it for animal welfare reasons.
The bear puppies were born last year and are thought to be doing well on their own in the wild.
According to Joutjärvi, in the autumn the police will discuss with Luke, the Game Center and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, among other things, how the capture and care of injured wildlife could be improved.