A loose bear was the talk of the town Thursday as the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries finally captured a Louisiana black bear roaming downtown Minden.

The bear was captured by LDWF agents around 2:45 p.m., after deciding not to pursue the bear, they said, as it was not aggressive. LDWF biologist Kate Hasapes says the bear took a wrong turn and found himself in downtown Minden.

“Usually, if this bear, or any bear, were to find himself in rural areas, we would just let him go and let him be and find his way where he needs to be,” she



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