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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/ 3/2010

Black bear killed in Frederick

By Washington Post editors

Frederick city police say a black bear was struck and killed on a highway just south of the city after wandering through some nearby neighborhoods.

Police said shortly before 1 a.m. Monday that a vehicle struck the animal on U.S. 340.

They say the bear wandered through neighborhoods along Route 40 on the west side of the city earlier in the night.

Police say officers tried in vain to contain the bear while awaiting help from the Department of Natural Resources.

They say they followed the bear through several neighborhoods and the Hill Street Park before it crossed Butterfly Lane near Himes Avenue and disappeared on a farm.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | May 3, 2010; 10:20 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  American Black Bear, Highway  
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Apparently, he was not smarter than the average bear.

Posted by: CubsFan | May 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

i believe he was looking for the bear Necessities

Posted by: dsgbinmd | May 3, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

He was just looking for a picanic basket, bet boo-boo is around hiding...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | May 3, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

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