Texan Kills Black Bear Seeking Water
Texas is facing record drought conditions. J. Whittenburg V said Thursday it's "unbelievable how many varmints and critters are coming out of the woodwork" seeking food and water during the drought. Whittenburg lives on a private wildlife preserve in Mountain Home, Texas. On Wednesday he and his two dogs were out on the property and encountered a black bear. Whittenburg shot the bear, and killed it. He said he felt threatened by the bear who was on its way to a pond.
Texas Parks and Wildlife came to the preserve to investigate. The bear was 2 years old and weighed a little over 100 lbs. They think the bear had walked over 150 miles from Mexico in search of water. A routine investigation is currently underway as the black bear is an endangered species. From AP Texas News.