Large bear killed on I-16 west in Bibb County

lfabian@macon.comJune 27, 2012 

Bibb County deputies responded to a report of a large dead bear on westbound Interstate 16 shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers on the scene estimated it was about 600 pounds and apparently had been hit by a vehicle that left the scene, said Lt. Sean DeFoe, public information officer for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

“There’s a lot of wildlife in that wooded area,” DeFoe said. “You have a lot of creeks and streams out there.”

The carcass was on the side of the road just outside the Twiggs County line near Mile Marker 8, he said.

Deputies called Georgia Department of Transportation crews to remove it shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

They also notified the Department of Natural Resources, DeFoe said.

The Telegraph is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service