The Journal 

Black bear spotted


Last updated 8/8/2023 at 8:31am

Photo courtesy of the State Department of Fish and Wildlife

A black bear was photographed Aug. 1 near the Othello city limits.

OTHELLO – The Police Department has received multiple reports of a black bear in corn fields north of the city.

"At least one photograph has been posted giving the sightings even more credibility," the department said Aug. 1. "Citizens are being advised to be aware and alert when walking in the area north of town."

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife reported the bear was also spotted near the city limits along Lee Street and 14th Avenue.

State officials said seeing a black bear in the Othello area is unusual, as they usually stick close to forests.

Wildfires in recent years, however, have destroyed bear habitat, pushing bears into other areas, like Adams County, officials said.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 09/20/2023 20:36