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Another black bear siting reported
Monday Nov 19, 2018 3:55pm
New Albany, IN
NEW ALBANY – There’s been another black bear siting in Indiana.
A black bear was hit by a motor vehicle on Interstate 64 near mile marker 121 in the New Albany area at 8 p.m. last night.
The injured bear wandered into heavy brush after the accident. DNR wildlife biologists confirmed that the animal was a bear Monday afternoon, based in information gathered by Indiana Conservation Officers.
“It’s unfortunate and unusual for a bear to be hit on an Indiana roadway,” said Brad Westrich, DNR mammalogist, “but bear sightings are nothing to be alarmed about. As bear populations expand in neighboring states, it’s only natural that they become more common here.”
Black bears are rarely aggressive toward humans.