Three recent road kills have brought the highway bear mortality to four this year in Maryland.



March 27, a 75-pound male was hit and killed on U.S. Route 40 just east of Gambrill State Park in Frederick County.



April 25, in Washington County on Interstate 70 in the westbound lane of U.S. Route 40 east of Clear Spring a 170-pound male died.



May 1, a 100-pound male was killed on Interstate 68 near Keysers Ridge.



Clarissa Harris, biologist with the Maryland Wildlife Service, said there was a home entry by one or maybe two bears along Foster Road in Garrett County in late April. The animal or animals entered and left via a kitchen window, eating fruit and other items from a kitchen table. A trap was set and a 105-pound female and a 125-pound male were caught and aversively conditioned.



To report bear incidents to the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service, call (301) 334-4255 in Garrett County and (301) 777-2136 in Allegany County. Times-News Outdoor Editor Mike Sawyers may be contacted at msawyers@times-news.com or (301) 784-2523.

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