Bear Watch

The two most recently confirmed road-killed bears in Maryland happened in Washington and Garrett counties.

On Oct. 4, on Interstate 68 at Sandy Mile Road in Washington County, a small bear died. The animal was so badly hit that gender and weight are not available.

The 160-pound bruin died on state Route 560 near Gorman on Sept. 26, bringing the statewide total thus far this year to 29, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.

To report bear incidents in Garrett County, call the Wildlife & Heritage Service at 301-334-4255. In Allegany County call 301-777-2136.

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Mike Sawyers is a staff writer and the outdoor editor at Cumberland Times-News. Call/text him at 304-639-4277, email msawyers@times-news.com and follow him on Twitter.

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