Cumberland Times-News


October 27, 2012

Allegany County bears hit, killed

The number of bears to die on Maryland roads this year has risen to 43 with the demise of three bruins in Allegany County.

On Oct. 18, a 34-pound male bear was struck and killed atop the Interstate 68 bridge at Clarysville.

On Oct. 21, at the Vocke Road exit of I-68 in LaVale, a 143-pound male died.

On Oct. 23, a female bear struck on I-68 at Rocky Gap State Park was killed. “There wasn’t enough left of this bear to weigh,” said Harry Spiker of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service.

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.

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