North Carolina Police Halt Traffic For Bear

Fox NC, Bear Hunting Magazine

Police had to halt traffic on a highway in North Carolina to help a mother bear get to her cub after it was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Officers in the western North Carolina town of Woodfin halted cars for about twenty minutes after the mother bear had failed twice at trying to get her 80-pound cub off the busy highway.

Sgt. Dawn Roberts says officers stood with rifles while others pulled the cub to the side of the road near the mother. She says the mother bear grabbed the cub by the scruff of the neck and ran off into the woods with it.

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