A dead black bear was discovered outside of a California grocery store. The black bear was dumped in front of a San Leandro strip mall along the side of Interstate 580.
AZ Central reports that the dead black bear weighed around 300 pounds. Passengers in a white truck were spotted by eyewitnesses dumping the bearâ€™s body and then driving away. A customer discovered the bear as he headed for the grocery store.
Dayton Daily News wrote that the black bear did not come from the East Bay. It was most likely killed elsewhere in California because bear hunting season began in August. The season will end in December.
SF Gate states that the dead black bear had been shot in its shoulder and its â€œhead [was] hanging over the curb.â€ California Fish and Game spokesman Kyle Orr said, "There are many unanswered questions here. If anyone knows how a bear got from outside the area to a market in San Leandro, they should call us [at 925.556.0366]."
Living in the Bay Area brings many amazing sights, unfortunately a dead black bearâ€™s body should not be one of those sights. It is sad that people would kill an animal only to waste it. If hunters are going to hunt and kill an animal, then they should use all the parts of the kill.
How would you feel if you were just heading to your local grocery store and you stumbled upon a dead bear?
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Â© Evalynn J. Saeyang - September 2010