bear/car collision bleckley county

KDarsey

Senior Member
Twiggs County Sheriffs OfficeLike Page
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Ok I have an update on the accident with the bear yesterday. The bear weighed in at 564 pounds. I got a few more photos also. The vehicle that hit it was a 2013 Nissan Sentra that was a total loss. Thank the lord no one was injured. Please be aware of your speeds because something like this could make for a bad day. Just for your knowledge, besides deer and bears we have worked accidents involving alligators, bobcats, and hogs.
 

GSUQUAD

Senior Member
My friend texted me she saw a black bear the size of a cow hit by a car on her way to work. Figured she exaggerated until I learned it weighed 564 lbs.
 
That bear was an absolute giant. No doubt that he was king of his woods! No telling how old he was too.
Look how tiny his ears look on his head. That ol' boy has an impressive noggin no doubt.
I imagine that hitting that bear was like hitting a brick wall. Glad that nobody was hurt!
 

BBond

Senior Member
The bear was 7 years old.
It was previously part of a UGA project so it was a known aged animal.
In 2013 it was 235 pounds as a 2 year old which is huge.
He obviously didn’t slow down growing.
 

BBond

Senior Member
I’ve always told hunters the first thing to look at on a bear for size is how big or small the ears look. If the ears are tiny and a little on the edge of the head it’s a big bear. If the ears look big like Mickey Mouse it’s a small bear.
 

BBond

Senior Member
That does look like him. The bear was roadkilled on the Cochran Short route at mile marker 2 in Twiggs county. Not far from the Bleckley county line.
 
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