Tyler Griffith shared this photo of his first-hand encounter with a Louisiana black bear Tuesday, June 18. Griffith, of Coushatta, was on the job site in Ball (near Pineville) when the bruin came for a visit.
Griffith said the bear had been seen in the area rummaging through trash cans. A second sighting of a black bear on Hwy. 9 near Readhimer was posted on social media the same day. The LDWF did not have additional information available at press time.
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