Deputy has close encounter with a bear

A Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy, patrolling a rural highway in the Mount Victory area, got quite a surprise and it was caught on his cruiser's camera.

A bear ran right in front of his car.

He was able to stop in time and did not hit it.

The deputy tried to shine his light into the nearby brush, but the bear was gone.

We've been telling you about a growing number of bear sightings across the state.

Some are blaming the recent drought.

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