Cumberland Times-News

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September 7, 2013

Road-killed bear total stays at 26 for 2013

There have been no bears killed on Maryland highways since Aug. 14, according to Clarissa Harris of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service, who called that period “nice and quiet.”

The 2013 road-kill total remains at 26.

“We expect it to start picking up any day,” Harris said, pointing out that all the animals are moving and feeding more with the days getting shorter and winter getting closer each day.

A bear has been getting into garbage on the outskirts of Frederick in recent days, according to Harris.

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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