An 85-pound female bear with severe mange was shot and killed by a landowner along Everly Road near Accident on Feb. 25 after he received permission from the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service to put the animal down. Agency spokeswoman Clarissa Harris said the bear had been seen off and on in that area foraging for food for several weeks. A WHS crew retrieved the carcass.
To report bear incidents in Allegany County, call the Maryland Wildlife Service at 301-777-2136. In Garrett County, call 301-334-4255.