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.