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Good Question:How will wildlife officials know they've caught the bear?

The search for a black bear will continue to shut down parts of the Red River Gorge.

Searchers want to find that bear before it attacks again.

Good Question...Kellye in Paris: How will wildlife officials know they've caught the bear?

There have been several sightings.

"We suspect this is a male bear simply because of its size from the reports," says Steven Dobey, a bear expert.

Picture after picture has been snapped of a black bear roaming the woods of the Red River Gorge.

"It was by itself acting along, that rules out any female with cubs or smaller bears or much larger bears."

The question now, are the sightings that have happened since the attack that of the same bear that mauled a man while hiking.

"There's no confirmation that its the same individual, but repeated sightings give us hope it is that bear bear."

Wildlife officials have intensified their search efforts.

They know according to the victim that the bear was tagged, but if found how will they know its the same bear.

"So the sighting reports or photographs can really help us narrow down the bear we are looking for."

As day three in the search closes, wildlife officials say its sort of like piecing together a puzzle and connecting the dots.

Right now sightings like the ones they are receiving are the best info to go on.

If found there is still no word on what wildlife officials plan to do with the bear.


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