Going my way? ‘Hitchhiking’ bear stands in the road on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Published 10:20 am Sunday, August 28, 2022

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On Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, bears are active.

“It’s a good time to remind yourself to be careful when you drive the refuge both for your safety and for the wildlife too,” advises USFWS. “You never know what will be in the road. When observing wildlife be sure and stay far enough away that wildlife doesn’t pose a threat to you and that you don’t alter their behavior.”

While photos like this one of a bear standing in the road might make it look like the photographer was near the bear, great lenses and cameras allowed for this interesting picture being taken from a long, safe distance away, states USFWS.

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