Eastern Shore Bear Spotted…With Cub

Traveling home from work on Starr Road, Mary George of Ridgely says she spotted the Eastern Shore’s black bear, and the bear was not alone. George spotted the bear with a cub at the far end of a pond. As with any wild animal with young, the DNR suggests taking extra precautions not to attract the bear and not to disturb the mother or the cub. If you encounter a bear that is not aware of your presence, back away and leave the area. If you spot a bear cub, remain alert since the cub’s mother is sure to be near. Black bear attacks are extremely rare. In Maryland, there are no known cases of a human being attacked by a black bear.