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WATCH: Family captures bear on video while driving on Highway 9 in Little River – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-18 15:04:38 –

Little River, South Carolina (WBTW) — Bears aren’t encountered every day in Holly County, but what happened to a Little River woman on Sunday morning while driving with her kids on Highway 9. Said exactly the same as.

“We were from Malins,” said Elvira Medina. “We live in Little River. One of my sons saw it, and then we all saw it, and it was running, and it crossed Highway 9. did.”

One of Medina’s kids took a video of the encounter she shared with News13. It shows what looks like a bear running along a fence near their car when they were driving near Dunkin’Donuts and Bell and Bell Buick GMC trucks.

“We were like,’Oh, that’s a giant bear,'” Medina said. She later said she realized that the animals weren’t that big.

“We are not used to them,” she said. “So it was huge to us. It looked like a lot of traffic, scary and poor.”

She said her family has lived in the area since 2007, and this is their first time for such an encounter. “

According to information on the South Carolina Natural Resources Department website, there were 250 bear-human contacts in the state in 2019, 74 of which are in one of the two most common states. It was a coastal plain.

According to the website, the Asiatic black bear is the largest terrestrial mammal in South Carolina, with the average male Asiatic black bear weighing 150-350 pounds and a female weighing 100-250 pounds.

The DNR also states that there is no need to feed bears and it is illegal to “tempt bears” in South Carolina.

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