Black bear cub found in Christiansburg man's tree

(Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) -While many in the region are used to finding small wildlife in the area, a man in Christiansburg got quite the surprise when he walked out in his back yard only to find a baby bear in his tree.

A small black bear cub has been in the owners back yard tree since Sunday, February 7. While the first concern anytime when finding a bear cub is if there is a mother bear is around, it appears that isn't the case.

Photo Courtesy Sallie Lucas
Photo Courtesy Sallie Lucas

The bear's mother has not been seen.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia and the Southwest Virginia have been contacted. A state biologist is working to check on the bear, which is believed to be around 10 pounds.

Experts say if a bear cub is found, do not feed it, but instead contact the Virginia Wildlife Center or the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries.

About the Author: