We bet the people in Branson who took this picture weren’t expecting to see a bear that day!
BRANSON, Mo. – At least one black bear greeted some folks in the Branson area over the weekend, with three different reports submitted to the Missouri Department of Conservation. One person we spoke with, who snapped the above picture, spotted the juvenile bear on Sunday off Bee Creek and Church roads: "I thought it was a statue at first because it was so big and standing still," states Tonya Blain Coker-Rantz of Branson. Tim Russell with the Missouri Department of Conservation states sightings aren’t too rare: "We’re living in bear country and we’re trying to get the word out." […]