Ozark National Scenic Riverways Facebook photo

Black Bear Found Dead Along Current River

The river is popular for floating in the warmer months.

June 11, 2018 - 5:01 pm
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VAN BUREN, Mo. (KMOX) - A black bear was found dead in the Current River on Sunday, according to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Facebook page.

The 400-pound bear was found between two popular campsites along the river, KFVS 12 reports, which is popular for floating in the warmer months.

A necropsy - autoposy for animals - will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways Facebook post reminds campers to clean up their campsites, and store food and trash inside a vehicle at night if you are camping, or hang it from a tree if you're on the river.