by Max Brantley
Thanks to Carol McCluskey for a report and Stephen Wait for a photo of excitement Saturday in western Little Rock. A 150-pound male black bear wandered into the green space between Aberdeen Drive and the Chenonceau pool and then into Wait's backyard.
The black bear, tranquilized by a dart from wildlife officers, was eventually transported to a wilder neighborhood. But not before he gave a bird feeder a workover. More pictures and video here.