The number of bears to have died on Maryland roads this year holds at 27, according to the Cumberland Times-News unofficial accounting.
The carcass of a bear that had been dead for some time was found on the property of Maryland Minerals at McHenry, according to Clarissa Harris of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service. The level of decomposition eliminated detailed analysis of 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. Outdoor Editor Mike Sawyers may be contacted at 301-784-2523.