Cumberland Times-News

Outdoors

July 27, 2013

Md. road-killed bear count reaches 22

The number of bears to die on Maryland roads this year rose to 22 recently.

On July 18, a female cub of 25 pounds was struck and killed on Interstate 68 one mile west of the Lower New Germany Road exit.

Also on July 18, a 19-pound female cub perished on state Route 36 near the Mountain View Landfill.

On July 22, a female bear weighing 73 pounds died on Cranesville Road in the Swallow Falls area of Garrett County.

Clarissa Harris of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service said she received a call recently from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources saying a male bear with a Maryland ear tag had been killed on state Route 7 near the Preston-Monongalia counties line. Harris said the bear had been born in 2012 to a sow in the Monroe Run area of Garrett County.

“On Wednesday we trapped a bear in the Hoyes Run area along Oakland-Sang Run Road that had severe mange and was emaciated. The bear was euthanized and will be tested at the Animal Health Lab in Frederick County. It was an adult female, but weighed only 90 pounds,” Harris said.

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