BEAR CROSSING: Vicksburg woman spots bear crossing Clay Street

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Why did the black bear cross the road? While we can’t be sure of the answer, it is confirmed that a bear was spotted running across Clay Street.

A Vicksburg woman took to Facebook Wednesday afternoon with proof that a black bear ran across east Clay Street near the Vicksburg District.

Janet Windham shared a picture she snapped of the bear as it left the roadway.

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“My granddaughter took the picture because I was driving. We’d just turned onto Clay Street from Highway 27,” Windham said. “I put it on Facebook, because I thought people needed to be aware.

“I have never seen a bear like that.”

June, July, and August are peak times for people to run across a bear in this state. The summertime is breeding season for bears and young male bears are often kicked out of their mother’s home territory. They will move to find a new territory nearby.