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Michele Besse, a first grade teacher at Bayou Vista Elementary School, reads “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. She makes nightly bedtime story videos for her students to see on a YouTube channel dedicated for them.
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Aja Hebert sits on the bench in her front yard in Bayou Vista with her dog Demi and flanked by a bear that is being sought by members of the Facebook Group St. Mary Parish is GOING ON A BEAR HUNT. “I think it is a great idea and gives them something to do. … It’s fun,” Hebert said.
—The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

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Annabelle Ruiz, 13, and her family dog, Lou Lou, are on the lookout for bears in Bayou Vista. She and her mom, Kimberly Romero Ruiz, started the Facebook Group, “St. Mary Parish in GOING ON A BEAR HUNT.”
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On Federal Avenue in Morgan City, a large bear peers out the window at passersby. “St. Mary is GOING ON A BEAR HUNT” Facebook Group has plenty of Tri-City area bears to find.
—The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

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Bears in a variety of sizes and colors sit on the front porch of this Main Street home in Patterson. A hunt for bears in Bayou Vista started with a plea by Michele Besse, a first grade teacher at Bayou Vista Elementary School, and has spread.
—The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Teacher's work helps kids get through restrictions

WARNING! St. Mary Parish is being overrun by bears — and other exotic animals!

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