WELLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Police in Wells want to remind you that Maine bears are active and looking for food.
This past weekend the Wells Police Department received many inquiries into a an accident involving a Maine black bear.
Posting on its Facebook page, the department says the bear was crossing Sanford Road near Highpine Loop Road when it was struck by a vehicle. No one in the vehicle was injured, but the bear was killed instantly.
The bear had a live weight of nearly 500 pounds.
Police are alerting residents to bring in bird feeders and secure trash.
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