Black bear out of hibernation

first_imgJEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. — The black bear that has been hibernating in Southern Indiana is now awake and has been spotted roaming around.According to the Big Oak National Wildlife Refuge, the bear was spotted foraging in a corn field outside of the refuge.After the bear finished eating, he went back to the refuge.The bear is the second bear confirmed by the DNR in the last two years.Officials believe the bear swam across the Ohio River from Kentucky, which has seen an increasing black bear population.If you see the bear, the DNR encourages you to report the sighting by calling 812-334-1137.last_img

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