Friday, December 20, 2013

Black bears being seen more locally


 Red foxes have appeared once again around here also.

Have you ever driven down the road in Edgecombe County and had to take a second look, thinking you saw a black bear? If so, you were probably right and your eyes were not deceiving you.

There have been two black bears killed in the past month that were hit by vehicles on Highway 64. One happened around 7 p.m. Dec. 6 near the Kingsboro exit in the eastbound lane and the other was hit a month earlier near the Edgecombe, Martin County line on the highway.

Monday another bear was hit in Crisp near the intersection of Highway 258 and 124. That bear wasn't killed and ran into the woods.

The bear that was hit Friday weighed approximately 978 pounds, according to the elderly couple who hit the bear and was nearly seven feet tall.

8 comments:

  1. You need to be very cautious and aware when these are around, they injure you badly, and even kill you. You see these animals have this game they play called the knockout game ....

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  2. I've been to the Rocky Mountain states, Western Canada and Alaska, and one of the biggest black bears I've ever seen was crossing 264 just a little north of Swan Quarter.

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    1. one of the biggest black bears I've ever seen was crossing 264 just a little north of Swan Quarter.

      That should be a good area for them.

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  3. Brock, come to New Bern. You can see them in your yard or walking down
    the street some times. I haven't seen one in about a year but then again I haven't been looking for them. The bear hunters are finding plenty.

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    1. The bear hunters are finding plenty.

      I've never had bear meat and need to remedy that. Eaten a lot of other wild game in Vietnam though.

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  4. Me either Brock, I'd eat it. I've just never been in the right place at the right time.

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