CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Louisiana mom, child encounter baby bear

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MONROE, La. (WSAV) — A Louisiana mother and her young child had a close encounter Friday morning with a baby bear.

Doorbell camera footage sent to WSAV’s sister station myarklamiss.com shows the bear cub come within an arm’s length or two of the pair.

The mom let out a gasp before the child, sporting a bear t-shirt, said: “What’s that? A giant bear!”

“Jackson, get in the house,” she replied.

It appears that both the cub and the child spooked each other, causing the bear to flee the scene.

According to a tweet from the City of Monroe, the cub was spotted in the North Monroe area.

The Monroe Police Department and State Wildlife & Fisheries are working to capture the bear. Officials are asking residents to not try to engage.

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