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1 - This bear is on the wall of Murray Glines' antique shop in Lancaster.

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2 - A view of the same from the side.

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3 - A bear on the wall of the Country Kettle Restaurant in Lunenberg.

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17 - On September 17th we were on the way to the Scottish Tattoo at Loon Mountain. We were just south of Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on Route 3 travelling at 50 MPH when we spotted a bear barreling toward the road from the right at about 40 MPH.

No one was coming from the opposite direction, so I braked and pulled to the left. We had slowed to probably 35 to 40 MPH when the bear ran into the passenger side of the bumper and fender. It was thrown into the bushes on the right. The thump was fairly loud and the hit could be felt.

I assumed the front of the car would be destroyed and it might be un-driveable. We pulled to the side and checked the damage. Almost none! Good thing it was a Saturn, a car made of metal would have sustained serious damage. The bear laid twitching in the brush. I went over and took the picture you see below.

My older daughter and a friend had been following in another car. They reamained watching the bear while we went to call the Bethlehem Police. My daughter said as soon as we left the bear got up and scrambled into the woods.

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8 - Greg Wescott of Marshall Insurance evaluating the damage.

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10 - And closer. You can see the fender was cracked a little. Apparently the rear wheel had also run over the bear as the rear alignment was thrown off more than the front.

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9 - A closeup of the bear fur stuck in the fewnder of our Saturn.

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