Observation ID: 87301

Submitted by jkubran on Sun, 07/25/2021 - 21:34
Black Bear
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

We were heading up to go hiking and saw the bear and turned around to confirm what we saw and take the picture. Shortly after we spoke with two staff from the concessionaire for the National Forest that confirmed the baby bear death. We both agreed it must have been struck by a vehicle. The two staff didn't see the bear when they drove by on Friday (observed on a Sunday morning), so it may have happened Saturday (7/24/21) or early Sunday morning.

Jeff Kubran
Travel Frequency
several times per quarter
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 24 hours
Carcass Position
road shoulder
Roadway Speed Limit
55 mph
Road Type
state / rural highway
Location Description
On the northbound side of the highway laying on it's side. Right next to the entrance to the Faser Cold Springs Ranch.
Roadside Features
no artificial structures

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