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Moving on: After 8 days in Louisiana neighborhood, bear escapes trap, leaves to seek new home

  • A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, perches in a water oak tree in Marksville, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, perches in a water oak tree in Marksville, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, is seen from its perch in a water oak tree in Marksville, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. The bear is among three to five that have wandered into populated parts of Louisiana in the past 10 days, said wildlife biologist Maria Davidson, head of the large carnivore program for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, is seen from its perch in a water oak tree in Marksville, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. The bear is among three to five that have wandered into populated parts of Louisiana in the past 10 days, said wildlife biologist Maria Davidson, head of the large carnivore program for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, perches in a water oak tree in Marksville, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. The bear is among three to five that have wandered into populated parts of Louisiana in the past 10 days, said wildlife biologist Maria Davidson, head of the large carnivore program for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    A Louisiana black bear, a protected sub-species of the black bear, perches in a water oak tree in Marksville, La., Sunday, May 17, 2015. The young bear’s search for a new home has brought him into a central Louisiana neighborhood where he’s spent the past week up one tree or another. The bear is among three to five that have wandered into populated parts of Louisiana in the past 10 days, said wildlife biologist Maria Davidson, head of the large carnivore program for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

A young black bear that spent more than a week in a central Louisiana neighborhood has taken off to continue searching for a new home.

Dennis Carmouche of Marksville says that late Monday, the bear was caught in a trap set by state biologists, but it escaped.

State biologist Maria Davidson says that because the bear's now away from humans, he can just continue on his journey.

Davidson says the bear had been in Marksville about eight days. Much of that time, it had been in a big water oak between Carmouche's yard and his next-door neighbor's.

The Louisiana black bear is a subspecies listed as threatened. It's among 16 subspecies of the American black bear.