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Bear wanders around Central overnight

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CENTRAL – A wandering bear was tranquilized and will be returned to its wooded habitat far away from the suburban homes and yards he crawled across overnight.

Since 10 o’clock or so Wednesday evening, authorities had been on the hunt for the bear. It was tranquilized in Central’s Carmel Acres hours later Thursday morning.

Six weeks ago the bear was tagged in its native North Louisiana, authorities said.

A specialist from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries drove from Lafayette to deal with the bear Thursday morning, authorities told WBRZ.

“Poor little Yogi,” a Facebook user named Perry posted on social media with a picture of the purported bear in a tree overnight.

Another Facebook user posted in the thread: “[A] neighbor who happened upon him out walking her dogs said he wasn't aggressive at all. She actually approached him. Said he growled a little and climbed the tree to get away,” a woman named Bridgette wrote.


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