Snaps photo of animal off Strader Road
Nation Valley News
MORRISBURG — Katrina Loucks of Stampville spotted a black beauty of a bear while driving alone on Strader Road around 8 p.m. last night.
She said, “I came around the corner and it was crossing the road slowly. As I got closer, it was spooked and went a bit faster. It went into the bush and stopped twice to look back at me.”
“I got about 35 feet from it then it went into the bush,” added Loucks, who snapped a shot with her cell phone after pulling over.
Loucks “wasn’t scared at all,” she reported, saying she was excited because she “just loves bears. So beautiful.”
The animal was “was more afraid of me than I was of it,” she added.
If encountering a black bear in the wild, experts say, don’t turn your back and run, and back away slowly.
This article was edited to clarify that Loucks was safely inside a vehicle.
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