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November 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

White Tailed Deer

Hunters Harvest More Than 1,500 Deer in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

Maryland hunters have been quite busy during early hunting season. The number of deer “harvested” is up 5 percent to 23,048 this year compared to 2014 in the state, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Despite an overall 1 percent decrease, Montgomery County ranks number three in the whole state, with a total of […]

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October 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Injured Deer Closes Executive Office Building’s Parking Garage (VIDEO)

One floor of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building’s parking garage was closed on Thursday morning after a deer was discovered in it. It is unknown how long the animal was in the second level of the garage or how it entered the structure at 101 Monroe Street. Rockville police officers responded to the call, […]

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September 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Alligator Fished Out of Koi Pond in Brookeville (PHOTOS & 9-1-1 AUDIO FILE)

It took three hours for authorities to remove a three-foot alligator from a Koi pond in Brookeville on Friday. The alligator was reported to authorities shortly before 10 a.m. and the 9-1-1 caller seemed incredulous at what he had discovered in his backyard pond on Denit Estates Drive. You can listen to his call, here. […]

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June 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Black Bear Spotted in Germantown

A black bear has been spotted in recent weeks in Poolesville, Damascus and now Germantown. On Friday afternoon, Montgomery County Police reported a black bear sighting on Observation Drive in Germantown. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises residents on its website that black bears may be seen any time of day and are typically […]

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June 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Black Bear Sighting in Damascus (PHOTO)

Damascus resident Michelle Brungard was driving out of her Montgomery County neighborhood with her husband and two kids on Wednesday around noon when she spotted a black bear moving across the landscape towards John Haines Neighborhood Park near Oak Drive. “We were stunned, never thought we would see one,” she said. “It was 10 or […]

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June 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

Poolesville Bear Making Social Media Buzz

He’s got 252 followers on Facebook and his very own Twitter page. He’s one of the most talked about residents of the Poolesville area and in the past few days he turned up at the local Beallsville playground and at a Beallsville Teddy Bear Tea Party venue. He’s affectionately known as the Poolesville Bear. And he’s […]

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March 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Biologists Discover Rare Litter of Five Black Bear Cubs in Den (VIDEO)

It’s a record in Maryland! This week, biologists with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) documented a five cub litter in a den in western Maryland. The average litter is three cubs a sow. See the baby bears as biologist Harry Spiker reports from the scene in this You Tube video posted online and […]

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July 25, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Bear Sightings in Rockville and Bethesda

A black bear was spotted in Montgomery County last night at 6 p.m. at Wootton Parkway and Tower Oaks Boulevard, according to an official at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “We are getting consistent sightings,” said Ken D’Loughy, a regional manager for DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service. According to D’Loughy, the bear has been […]

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June 21, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Bear Spotted in Gaithersburg (Video)

For a few days in late June, the talk of the town was news that a black bear was spotted in the Gaithersburg area. The bear was photographed running down a street in Kentlands, spotted in the backyard of some West Riding homeowners and was even videotaped on the back deck of another Gaithersburg resident. […]

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