black bear2OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/14/13) - The black bear still hasn’t been confirmed by any physical proof in Daviess County, but Kentucky Fish and Wildlife believe that the animal could be the same one that has been spotted in Ohio County.
 
(Editor’s note: Previously, authorities expressed some skepticism about whether a bear is in the area. However, according to a news report on WFIE, photos were taken of a young male bear in Cromwell, in Ohio County last week. It’s the first evidence presented publicly so far.)
 
Officer Eric Chambers of the Fish and Wildlife Department told SurfKY, “it’s a good possibility” that the bear could have crossed Daviess County on its way through Western Kentucky.
 
The bear was reportedly spotted several times on fish and wildlife trail cameras near the Nolan Lake State Park area, but authorities said there haven’t been any tracks spotted around the area.
 
Chambers said there are speculations that the bear may have traveled up the Natural Bridge Parkway and made its way through the Daviess and Ohio County areas at any time during the last couple of weeks. The Fish and Wildlife Department suspect that the bear might have been forced out of its original habitat in the Tennessee area and may be looking for a mate.
 
If you have any information regarding a bear sighting in Daviess County, please call the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office at 270-685-8444.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKy News

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