“…and Bears, Oh My!” The Natchitoches Bear Hunt is On!

The past few days have seen an explosion of the bear and other animal populations in our area. Bears have been spotted by keen eyed hunters of all ages in every part of the city. No need to call out Animal Control however, the Bear Hunt has been organized to help keep youngsters occupied while schools are closed during the Corona situation.

This delightful idea has spread all over the country, and other nations, as people place stuffed bears and other animals in their windows for passing children to “hunt” as they go outside with their parents. It is a great way for the whole family to have fun together while being safe.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal gave it a try and spotted a number of bears as well as a rooster, several Easter bunnies and a few stuffed pigs. The bear hunts are a wonderful example of a community coming together in trying times.