Bear cub has new home

Ponca City Now - June 12, 2015 9:24 am

CORINTH, Texas (AP) – A wild black bear cub rescued from a hog trap in Oklahoma and kept in a chicken coop in Texas has a new home at a wildlife sanctuary.

The 3-month-old cub was safely captured Thursday in Corinth.

Police in Corinth, 25 miles northwest of Dallas, received a call Wednesday from someone asking about keeping a bear as a pet, but the caller hung up.

An officer on Thursday spotted the wandering cub, later captured by animal control officers.

Scott Edwards with Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch welcomed the tree-climbing bear. The 6-pound cub was later moved to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd.

Edwards says a Corinth man found the bear in a trap in McAlester, Oklahoma, and kept the animal in a chicken coop. The cub at some point escaped.


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