Apparently, a bear relocation program in Arkansas is now affecting us. Bears that our neighbor released in its once-bear-rich mountains have begun migrating here. KOCO.com reported that soon, it wont be strange to see a bear east of Interstate 35.
It offered this advice: This summer, mother bears will have their cubs with them as they look for food, so bear encounters will be more likely. If youre hiking or taking part in other activities in the woods of eastern Oklahoma, keep this in mind and dont leave out food that could draw in the bears.
It also reminded everyone that its illegal to kill a bear outside the season, which sometimes only lasts for one day and only takes place in four counties.
Though it seems unlikely, now that bears are wandering around Oklahoma, you should probably be prepared to meet one face-to-face. MountainNature.com suggests climbing trees, using pepper spray and fighting back, depending on the type of bear youve encountered.
Were still waiting on the lions and tigers besides that whole #tigernado thing but were sorta feeling like maybe were not in Kans er Oklahoma anymore.