Almost nailed a black bear last night ...

Almost nailed a black bear last night ...

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    Almost nailed a black bear last night ...

    With the Magnum ...

    It was about 8:30PM, we were headed back home from a quick road trip to NC and had just got off 81 at Winchester VA and traveling east on route 7. It burst out of the wooded median about 30-40 yards away, galloping across the two lanes of roadway, with me hitting the brakes hard to avoid bearicide.

    Not sure about the overall size, but it looked to have a bit more mass than our 110 lb mixed breed dog, so it could have been in the 120-150lb range.


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    Glad both you and it lost nothing more than some tire rubber (although someone may have gained a few gray hairs )...stay safe!
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    Sounds like you 'bearly' made it, but glad you're all safe.

    Isn't it amazing how that kind of experience makes everyone wide-awake...even in the middle of the night?

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    Smokey was late for work and failed to look both ways for cars...

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    Be glad you didnt hit it.

    I've worked 3 bear/car wrecks and the damage on any vehicle wasnt less than 6000 bucks.
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    I have seen well after the hit a bear in northeast FL, Duval /nassau county line not many bear around except Okee Fanokee state park southeast Ga. GLAD YOUR OK H/D


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