Black bear found in tree outside Malvern home

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) – Some folks in Malvern got a dose of wildlife Monday morning after finding a bear in a tree.

According to Lt. Doye Delacruz with the Malvern Police Department, officers were dispatched around 5 a.m. to Ernest Street after a report of a bear in a tree. They reportedly contacted the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and wildlife officers were able to tranquilize the 180-pound black bear.

Lt. Delacruz said the bear will be released by AGFC near the Roth Plantation. Furthermore, no one was injured in the incident and there was no report of damage.


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