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Morrilton Police and Game and Fish Capture Bear on UACCM Campus


MORRILTON, Ark. – A young bear has been captured and authorities are keeping an eye out for a second bear in Morrilton.

People first reported seeing the two yearlings on Friday.

Morrilton police, a firefighter and Arkansas Game and Fish officials were able to tree one of the bears on the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton campus.

After being tranquilized with three darts, the bear fell from the tree onto a tarp and was safely taken into custody.

Police say the bear will be relocated to the forest north of Russellville.

The search for the second bear is continuing.

If you see it, please contact Morrilton police.

(Photo courtesy: Larry Miller)



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