FARMINGTON, MO (KDKZ-TV)Bears have been suddenly showing up, dead and alive, in Missouri neighborhoods and on its roadways, but experts say that it’s pretty normal for this time of year and is often just male bears looking for food or love in the wrong places.
A 400-pound male black bear was found dead Sunday in the Current River near Van Buren. On Monday, a bear wandered into a mobile home park in Pevely. One was hit by a motor vehicle on Tuesday, and three times in recent weeks, bears were found dead on some Missouri roadways.
Monitoring indicates that Missouri’s black bear population is slowly rising. But sightings, including bear deaths on roadways, have been steady in recent years.
Bear sightings are most common in late spring and early summer.
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