2 area bear sightings reported

Photo: Courtesy KYTV/KSPR.

Bear sightings have been reported in both northern Arkansas and southern Missouri this past week.

In Gainesville, Carol Cooper tells KYTV a black bear took up residence inside her garage.

Cooper says the bear showed up at her house Friday morning. She says animal control experts worked to figure out exactly how to get it out safely.  It was determined the bear was the same one injured in a fall from a bluff and it died later that day.

In Harrison, Brent Butterfield with J&B Auto tells the Harrison Daily Times a young black bear was spotted Wednesday morning behind the business on West Commercial Avenue near Dry Jordan Creek and Harrison Fire Department Station No. 2.

Photo: Courtesy Harrison Daily Times.

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