Anyone who sees a bear should call Animal Control at 769-257-1899.
Wildlife biologist said the bear population is growing and young bears are being pushed out of their homes. "These little young guys are just wandering everywhere," said Richard Rummel, of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. "They will hit a creek bottom, a river bottom, any wooded area.
They are kind of looking for their own home range." Black bears can cover a lot of ground. Tank, a black bear at the Jackson Zoo, was released in north Mississippi and then captured again a year later in Mobile County, Alabama.