An eight-mile section of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is closed after visitors were caught ‘feeding and attempting to hold a young bear,’ the National Park Service said in a news release.
In this instance we want to give the bear a chance to lose interest in the area before the situation escalates and visitors or the bear are harmed.’ TARANTULA ON ROAD IN DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK IS BLAMED FOR CRASH INVOLVING CAMPER, MOTORCYCLE Officials said that 8-mile portion of the road will remain closed ‘until further notice.’ In the fall months, bears may forage for food up to 20 hours a day as they prepare for the winter and hibernation, the National Park Service said.
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