Bear Killed When Hit By Car In NY

U P I, Bear Hunting Magazine
05/28/2009

New York state police received a report of a dog being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 90, but what they found was a dead black bear cub.

State Police Capt. Michael P. Nigrelli said a state trooper investigating the report found a nearly 100-pound bear cub on the Niagara Thruway.

"He gets there and determines that the animal is actually a black bear cub that had been struck (and killed) by a vehicle," Nigrelli said.

The body of the 1-year-old bear was initially moved to the side of the interstate before it could be removed entirely by maintenance workers.

This is the second time in two weeks that a black bear has been struck and killed in Erie County.



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