Black bear found in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A furry visitor wandered upon a Jackson County resident's corn field Wednesday morning.

The landowner discovered the intruder with an automatic wildlife camera and called authorities.

Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks authorities set up a non-lethal bear trap which did not injure the animal. After they captured it, the 239-pound endangered black bear was collared and tagged with a GPS tracking device.

The bear was then numbered and released back into the wild safe and sound.

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