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BEARS ON TURNPIKE
At least 2 black bears struck while crossing West Virginia Turnpike
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, November 1, 2013 5:13 AM EST
At least two black bears have been struck by vehicles on the West Virginia Turnpike near Pax this week.
On Thursday morning, former Register-Herald editor Butch Antolini spotted a dead bear in the same area. He estimated that the bear was around 100 pounds and said it appeared to have been struck earlier that morning.
Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, said it's not clear why so many bears are crossing the turnpike in the Pax area but it probably has something to do with topography.
Information from: The Register-Herald, http://www.register-herald.com