Black bear found in tree in Broken Arrow

BY NOUR HABIB, Tulsa World Published: May 22, 2014

BROKEN ARROW — Members of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office are monitoring a black bear that’s been found in a tree in a residential backyard.

Craig Endicott, a wildlife supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, said the bear appears to be a 2½ year, 120 pound male black bear.

“Typically, they get run off by their parents and try to find new territory” before mating season in June and July, Endicott said.

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