Rare Bear Sighting In SW Ohio

Canton News, Bear Hunting Magazine
06/11/2009

A black bear was spotted in southwest Ohio, a part of the state where bears are seldom seen. Officials say the male bear that was reported Tuesday in Warren County northeast of Cincinnati probably was roaming for a new home and a mate, but likely will be out of luck on both counts.

Officials believe the same bear was seen a little bit farther east in recent weeks, in Adams, Brown and Clinton Counties. They speculate that it swam across the Ohio River from Kentucky, or could have walked across a bridge.

Most bear sightings in Ohio occur between May through August, the peak months of black bear breeding and when young male bears start to roam.



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