Bear Watch

CUMBERLAND — The number of bears to have died on Maryland roads, or because of mange, this year has risen to 69, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.

According to Clarissa Harris of the Wildlife & Heritage Service, from late summer to date:

• Garrett County - Fourteen bears were killed on roads and three with mange were euthanized.

• Allegany County - Eight bears were killed on roads and three with mange were euthanized.

• Washington County - Three bears were killed on roads and one with mange was euthanized.

• Frederick County - Four bears were killed on roads.

Included in those numbers are the following recent bear deaths on roads:

Garrett County

Sept. 8 - 90-pound female on Route 42

Sept. 11 - 111-pound male on Interstate 68 at mile marker 14

Sept. 17 - 45-pound female on Route 219

Oct. 12 - 200-pound female on Route 50

Oct. 18 - 117-pound female on Interstate 68 at mile marker 8

Oct. 21 - 193-pound male on Interstate 68 at mile marker 2

Oct. 24 - 149-pound male on New Germany Road 

Oct. 28 - 161-pound male on Interstate 68 at mile marker 5

Allegany County

Sept. 16 - 25-pound male on Route 36

Sept. 27 - 100-pound male on Route 40

Sept. 28 - 117-pound male on Interstate 68 at mile marker 37

Sept. 11 - 186-pound male on Interstate 68 at Little Orleans

Oct. 26 - 153-pound male on Route 40

Washington County

Oct. 26 - 168-pound male on Interstate 70 near Clear Spring

Frederick County

Oct. 19 - Unknown weight and sex on Interstate 68 near New Market

Oct. 28 - 75-pound male on Route 15

Teresa McMinn is the digital editor at Cumberland Times-News. Email her at tmcminn@times-news.com, call/text her at 304-639-2371 and follow her on Twitter.

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