Black bear found in Benton, to be relocated to national forest

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BENTON, Ark. – Smokey Bear is that you? 

A young male black bear was found in a Redbud tree Monday afternoon by Arkansas Game & Fish at the 5000 block of Caribbean Drive in Hurricane Lake Estates.

The Arkansas Game and Fish says during early spring young males are pushed out of their territory by the female. “This little guy was probably looking for food after his long winter nap.”

Benton Police confirm the bear is safe and sound (as well as all humans) and will be relocated to a national forest. 

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