A Wildlife biologist is warming people not to feed a young bear that has been wandering the streets of Natchez, Mississippi.
The Natchez Democrat reports local residents captured video of the black bear walking Sunday in downtown Natchez.
Bob Strader, who's retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says bears recently emerged from hibernation and this one is probably looking to establish a home range.
Strader says food left outside for stray cats could encourage the bear to become dependent on handouts -- and that would being "nothing good for people or the bear."
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.