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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Bear cub kept as pet euthanized

By Washington Post editors

A Frostburg man faces charges of possessing a live black bear after Maryland Natural Resources Police found a 20-pound cub in his home.

Sgt. Art Windemuth says 34-year-old Dwayne Lee Ritchey has acknowledged taking the animal home after he and his 19-year-old stepson found it in the Savage River State Forest.

Court records show that a summons charging Ritchey was issued June 17. Windemuth says the offense carries a fine of up to $1,000.

He says the Department of Natural Resources euthanized the bear to test it for rabies because it had scratched and bitten some people in the home. Windemuth says the rabies tests were negative.
Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News,

By Washington Post editors  | June 28, 2010; 11:21 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Idiot. He should be euthanized.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 28, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Wait, you have to kill a bear to test it for rabies?

Posted by: Tony-Tony-Tony | June 28, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

What kind of In-Breed take a bear home the same kind that votes for Sarah Palin.

This give new meaning to Palins grizzlies.

Posted by: B4DarkDC | June 28, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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