Cumberland Times-News

October 20, 2012

Bear Watch - 10/21/2012

Cumberland Times-News

— The number of bears to die during 2012 on Maryland roads has risen to 40, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.

On Oct. 11, a male bear weighing 140 pounds died on Interstate 68 four miles west of Keysers Ridge.

On Oct. 13, a 164-pound male bear died on I-68 just one mile further west than the Oct. 11 bear.

On Oct. 14, a 77-pound, male cub was killed on Glendale Road in Garrett County. That bear had been ear-tagged this past spring after being removed from a den on State Park Road.

A bear got into a vehicle Oct. 9 on Brant Road near Swanton and did significant damage to the interior.

One pig was killed by a bear and two other pigs injured Oct. 12 on Foxville Road, Smithsburg. A trap was set earlier this week.

To report bear incidents in Allegany County, call the Maryland Wildlife Service at 301-777-2136. In Garrett County, call 301-334-4255. Outdoor Editor Mike Sawyers may be contacted at 301-784-2523.