Monday, September 14, 2015

Bears Surge Into Texas

Everyone's now aware of the Californian migrant surge into Texas, but the Lone Star State is being hit by another wave of unasked for settlers, bears.

Bears are crossing into Texas from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, heading for the Big Thicket in the eastern part of the state.

“They’re coming,” stated biologist, Don Dietz. “I had dinner with a guy two weeks ago in San Augustine County who’s seen a bear twice in the past few weeks.”

According to conservative estimates, as many as 800 bears thrive in the four-county area across the Texas border from Red River County. And while there's a limited bear season in Oklahoma, it's illegal to hunt bears in Texas.

“It’s exciting to think that the bears were here when my family first owned this land and now they’re coming back,” said rancher, Mike Ford, “The landowners that I’ve talked with are excited about it. They appreciate all the native animals, whether they’re turkeys or bears.”

I second that opinion,



LL said...

Maybe the Chicago Bears will relocate to Tx?

LSP said...

There's many reasons to move to Texas from Chicago.

LL said...

I think that Texas needs a high border fence and anyone coming in would need to be vetted first. ANYONE from Chicago would end up going on a Texas watch list.

Mattexian said...

If this is the case, I'd say there's gonna be a lot of bears shot for raiding garbage cans and deer feeders.