It's that time of year when you need to pay special attention to what's on the road in front of you in Missouri. New dashcam video shows a Missouri driver who was shocked when a bear bolted across the road ahead of him.

This recent video was shared by Ozark Traditions TV on YouTube about a month ago, but I just came across it today. Here's how they described what you'll see:

"OTTV team member Matt Smith, was headed to work and was surprised to see a black bear running from the road ditch on N Highway in Laclede County Missouri. Dash cam footage."

They're not wrong. This is definitely a bear or a large dog with an identity crisis.

If you're not familiar with Laclede County, Missouri, it's a very heavily-wooded part of the state where bears definitely have made a habitat. If you've vacationed in the Lebanon area, you've been to Laclede County.

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Good thing that driver was bear aware. Just never know what large apex predator might be on the same Missouri road as you these days.

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